Vision is commonly considered one of the most important of our five senses. It allows us to see the world around us and experience everything that life has to offer in full color. Joffe Custom LASIK is a procedure designed to alter the anatomy of the eye in order to bring your life into focus through 20/20 vision.
What is 20/20?
20/20 vision is a term used to express normal visual acuity (the clarity or sharpness of vision) measured at a distance of 20 feet.
If you have 20/20 vision, you can see clearly at 20 feet what should normally be seen at that distance. If you have 20/100 vision, it means that you must be as close as 20 feet to see what a person with normal vision can see at 100 feet.
Does 20/20 mean perfect vision?
No. 20/20 vision only indicates the sharpness or clarity of vision at a distance. There are other important vision skills, including peripheral awareness or side vision, eye coordination, depth perception, focusing ability and color vision that contribute to your overall vision ability.
Why do some people have less than 20/20 vision?
Visual acuity is affected by many factors. Less than optimum clarity may result from vision conditions like nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism or from eye diseases.