The Snellen Eye Chart & 20/20 Vision


The Snellen eye chart is a diagram of different-sized letters that you see at your eye doctor’s office. Interestingly, it’s been around for over 150 years and helps determine the strength of your eyesight. The chart also indicates if you meet the legal vision requirement to obtain a driver’s license. Here’s a look at the history of the Snellen Eye Chart, how it’s used, and what it means to have 20/20 vision.

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Childhood Vision Problems and Their Warning Signs

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As a parent, you want the best for your children in every aspect of their lives. That includes their vision. You may already be aware of the importance of regular eye doctor visits. However, there are warning signs of potential issues to be aware of. That way, you can spot symptoms early and inform your doctor. Here’s what you need to know to identify and address the most common childhood vision problems.

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Can You Swim with Contact Lenses?

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Summer weather was built for many things, but swimming with your contact lenses in is not one of them. In fact, you shouldn’t expose your contacts to water at all. That includes swimming, water sports, and even showering or using a hot tub. So, if you plan on jumping into a pool, lake, or an ocean this season, remember to swap out your contacts for a pair of prescription sunglasses. But, why shouldn’t you swim with contact lenses, again? Here’s a quick rundown.

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Crying is Good for Your Eyes

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There’s nothing like a good cry to make you feel calmer and refreshed. As we know, crying has numerous emotional benefits, from improving your mood and relieving stress to dulling pain and helping you self-soothe. However, shedding a few tears can actually benefit your eye health. So, go ahead and let it all out. Here are a few reasons why crying is good for your eyes.

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May is Healthy Vision Month

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When it comes to your health, your eyes may not be the first thing you think of. But, it’s important to protect your eyes today so you can enjoy healthy vision in the future. Plus, our eye health is tied to other parts of the body. As such, vision problems may be a warning sign that your overall health is suffering. That’s why vision centers all over the country, including Looking Glass Optical, recognize Healthy Vision Month in May.

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Summer Recipes for Healthy Eyes

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Diet plays a huge role in our overall health, and our eyes are no exception. Interestingly, the foods we consume every day can assist in keeping our eyes healthy and strong. And, they may even help prevent some eye conditions, too. So, kick off the season on a healthy note and start seeing the difference. Try our new favorite summer recipes for healthy eyes.

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What You Need to Know About Glaucoma

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Over 2.7 million Americans are living with glaucoma, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. However, with early detection and treatment, you can often protect your eyes against serious vision loss. But, what exactly is glaucoma, and how does the disease develop over time? Here are a few key facts you should know about glaucoma.

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How Gender Impacts Your Vision

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In medicine, differences in gender can increase risk factors for certain diseases. And, the same goes for eye health. For instance, did you know that women are more likely to experience vision loss? Or that men have a significantly greater chance of inheriting color blindness? It’s true. If you’re interested in learning more about how gender impacts your vision continue reading on. 

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How Your Vision Changes with Age

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Changes in eyesight are a natural part of getting older. Even people who have had perfect vision their whole life may need glasses eventually. As you enter your 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond, it’s important to be aware of your eye health. Preventive care is key. Read on to learn more about how vision changes with age. 

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