As we get closer to the year 2020, I invite all of our patients to commit to achieving exceptional vision in the new year. I am asked all the time, "what is 20/20 vision? Do I have it?" As we explore what this means, it's important to remember two things. First, vision is one of our senses. Like taste or smell, vision is very personal. This often makes it difficult to quantify. Second, there is no such thing as 'perfect vision'. In fact, I don't know if there is such a thing as 'perfect' anything. As far as 20/20 goes, consider it this way: Imagine you are in a public place. If you have 20/20 vision and there is something that you cannot clearly see, there aren't very many people around you who can see it. On the other hand, if you have 20/40 or 2060 vision, almost everyone around you is seeing things you are not seeing.
My job is not to give my patients perfect vision--remember no one has perfect vision. My job is to help my patients achieve their best possible vision. I enjoy taking time during each exam to explain how the eye works together with different options for achieving exceptional vision. There is no 'one-size-fits-all' approach to vision and seeing. I enjoy discussing the individual needs and concerns of each patient when designing custom options for visual performance. At Ballard Optical our patients can be sure they will receive individualized care and vision correction options, whether it be glasses, contacts, or surgical options. Come see for yourself!