|Interior of the Eye|
|Light rays are precisely focused on the retina (orange) in good vision.|
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- Blurred vision
- Difficulty focusing on objects that are close
- Crossing of the eyes (in children)
- Acuity—to determine the smallest letters you can read on a standardized chart
- Refractive errors—to see if your eye is not properly focusing on images
- Eye muscles
- Pupil response to light
- Peripheral vision
- Pressure inside the eye
- Lens, cornea, iris, and retina
American Academy of Ophthalmology http://www.aao.org/
National Eye Institute http://www.nei.nih.gov/
Canadian Ophthalmological Society http://www.eyesite.ca/
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/
Eye exams. The Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology website. Available at: http://www.eyecareamerica.org/eyecare/treatment/eye-exams.cfm . Accessed July 5, 2007.
Hyperopia (farsightedness). University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center website. Available at: http://www.kellogg.umich.edu/patientcare/conditions/hyperopia.html . Accessed July 5, 2007.
Questions and answers about refractive errors, National Eye Institute website. Available at: http://www.nei.nih.gov/CanWeSee/qa%5Frefractive.asp . Accessed July 5, 2007.
Refractive surgery. American Academy of Ophthalmology website. Available at: http://www.medem.com/medlb/article%5Fdetaillb.cfm?article%5FID=ZZZ04IBZLDE&sub%5Fcat=0 . Accessed July 5, 2007.
- Reviewer: Eric L. Berman, MD
- Update Date: 09/01/2011 -