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Optometry terms

Abbreviations

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Any flaw during the manufacture(grinding)of a lens interfering with vision Aberration (abb-er-ray-shun)
Increase in the focusing power allowing the eye to see clearer @ diff. locations Accommodation
Ability for the eye to retain an image during eye blinks After-image phenomenon
Defective vision that can't be corrected by glasses or lenses (lazy eye) Amblyopia (am-blee-OH-pee-uh)
One eye nearsighted the other farsighted Antimetropia (anti-met-TROPE-ee-uh)
Absence of a crystalline lens in the eye (after cataract removal) Aphakia (ay-FAY-key-uh)
Eyeglasses using two different powers in each lens Bifocals
A clouding or yellowing of the eye's crystalline lens Cataract
Eyelashes Cilium (SILLY-um)
Inflammation of the conjunctiva (pink eye) Conjunctivitis
Transparent front part of the eye providing focusing power Cornea
Usually expressed as "D" is a unit of measure expressing the power of the perscription Diopter
An eye-muscle disorder, a single object is seen as a pair Diplopia (Double Vision)
A disease with increased pressure within the eyeball Glaucoma
Measurement of visual acuity at the reading distance Jaeger test
Device for measuring the power of prescription for eyeglasses or contacts Lensometer, Vertometer
A headache that usually occurs on one side of the head(visual disturbances follow) Migraine
Able to see close up better than faraway Myopia (Nearsightedness)
Age-related vision defect requiring reading glasses or (diff multifocals)for correction Presbyopia
Blk, circular hole in the iris that regulates the amount of light entering the eye Pupil
Automatic contraction of the pupil when exposed to light and sources Pupillary Reflex
Opaque white of the eye connected to the cornea Sclera
Farsightedness Hyperopia
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