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distant/near acuity

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by fruitytooties, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. fruitytooties

    fruitytooties 5-Year Member

    Feb 13, 2009
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    what is the difference between distant visual acuity and near visual acuity?
    what do they measure at the eye doctor?
  2. kp2001

    kp2001 10-Year Member

    Jun 9, 2006
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    The difference is distant visual acuity is how well you see far away. Near visual acuity is how well you see nearby, as in reading a book.

    The most common one tested at an eye doctor's visit is distance for young adults. As people age it is more common to add on a near vision test. In the military we will test both for those in the aviation community and I believe both are also tested at accession physicals.

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