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What Does 20/40 Vision Mean?

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Having 20/40 vision means that a person is somewhat nearsighted. Although considered to be in the normal range, many people with 20/40 vision choose to wear prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses, at least some of the time.

At Dr. Michael J Haynes, we offer comprehensive eye exams that test your visual acuity and evaluate your eye health, so that we can determine the best treatment for you. Book a consultation with us today.

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What Is Visual Acuity?

Visual acuity measures how well you can see details and shapes from a specific distance.
Eye doctors measure visual acuity by testing one eye at a time using an eye chart. Visual acuity is represented by ratios, with the “normal” or average being 20/20.

Is This Considered Good Vision?

People with 20/40 vision are somewhat nearsighted, so they may have difficulty seeing objects that are far away, such as road signs or the blackboard in a classroom. They may have trouble reading the subtitles of a film from the back of a movie theater or tracking a fly ball as it heads for the outfield. In some cases, people with 20/40 vision may feel the need to wear prescription glasses or contact lenses to correct their vision, especially while driving at night.

Speak to your eye doctor about your options for correcting your vision.

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Book a Visual Acuity Test With Dr. Michael J Haynes

20/40 vision is a moderate level of nearsightedness. It means a person can see at 20 feet what a person with normal vision can see at 40 feet. Schedule a comprehensive eye exam with Dr. Michael J Haynes in Monroe if you suffer of nearsightedness.