Visual acuity test

Alternative Names

Eye test – acuity; Vision test – acuity

Definition of Visual acuity test

The visual acuity test is used to determine the smallest letters a person can read on a standardized chart or card held 14 - 20 feet away.

Review

Paul B. Griggs, MD, Department of Ophthalmology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA . Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 1/21/2009

Eye
Visual acuity test
Normal, near, and farsightedness

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