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Eye Conditions - Optometrist

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Quiz: Do You Understand Eye Conditions - Optometrist?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
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1

Visual acuity is how well you can see from a distance.

Explanation:
During an eye exam with an optometrist, he or she will measure your visual acuity. Visual acuity is how well you can see from a distance, and the test involves looking at an eye chart to identify letters that get smaller as you read down.
2

A retinal exam of the back of your eye is not part of a regular eye exam.

Explanation:
Tests your optometrist may perform during a regular eye exam include a visual field test, glaucoma screening, pachymetry, following an object in different directions with your eyes, a retinal exam of the back of your eye and a slit-lamp exam.
3

A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye.

Explanation:
A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye. Cataracts usually develop slowly, causing a painless and gradual decrease in vision as the lens of the eye prevents light rays from properly passing through.
4

Glaucoma is a clouding of the lens of the eye.

Explanation:
Glaucoma is an eye disease caused by a buildup of intraocular pressure (IOP). Your eyes have clear liquid that flows in and out, but if you have glaucoma, this liquid doesn’t drain properly, causing this buildup of IOP pressure.
5

Age-related macular degeneration can affect near and distance vision.

Explanation:
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an extremely common eye condition. As the leading cause of severe vision loss in people over 65, it can affect near and distance vision.