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Evidently they have changed eye charts since I was a kid. The letters used to be spaced farther apart and larger. Now they are much smaller, jammed together and harder to read, especially at the DMV and eye doctor. Probably these new-fangled computers. Since they've become popular the eye charts have deteriorated; therefore they must be the cause.
Someone should do something about this! Soon!
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On Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 9:10:08 AM UTC-7, KenK wrote:

You obviously haven't been paying close attention. Calif's DMV just recently changed the letters into Klingon!
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An excellent example!
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On 3/22/2016 11:18 AM, Shade Tree Guy wrote:

OMG, that made me laugh out loud :)
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Aren't they worried about road rage?
Q: What does a Klingon call a fifty car pile-up?
A: Success!
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On 3/22/2016 9:10 AM, KenK wrote:

I recall a chart that was E's in various orientations.
There are different goals for different types of charts. Are you trying to *measure* and *characterize* the subjects vision? E.g., to generate a numerical eyeglass Rx? Are you checking field of view/peripheral vision? Are you checking color sensitivity? etc.
I've found most typical approaches to generating a *good* Rx fail miserably. I attribute this to the fact that we involuntarily squint -- bringing focusing power to bear -- when trying to figure out WHAT letter is being displayed.
I had a provider years back who took a very different approach. Two *large* letters that you examined CASUALLY as he altered the settings on the phoropter. As you *knew* what the letters were (they never changed), you didn't "try" to see them clearer.
As a result, you concentrated on "what looks better" instead of trying to see fine detail.
After coming to satisfactory settings on the phoropter, he'd THEN put up an eye chart and ask to see how far you could comfortably read -- to verify the settings!
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that is how it has been done for me for decades now. nothing new or unique here.
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On 3/22/2016 11:09 AM, taxed and spent wrote:

I've not seen this approach since the early 80's. Eye doctors (optometrists and opthamologists alike) all seem intent on using a multiline display (currently a projector using a mirror to "shorten" the size of the room needed, otherwise) with ever shrinking (and changing!) letters.
Once the "provisional" Rx has been dialed into the phoropter, the examiner has you review the same chart to see how/if your net vision has improved.
[SWMBO went last week -- "new" doctor, same projector approach]
I've not seen the "two large letters" (i.e., 1 foot tall) approach anywhere but that *one* doctor's office. As a result, I am always suspicious of the Rx's I've been given in the years, since (which all seem to suggest my vision hasn't changed in 30+ years! Do I believe that??)
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On 3/22/2016 2:24 PM, Don Y wrote:

Could be. Can you see? That is what counts.
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On 3/22/2016 11:59 AM, Ed Pawlowski wrote:

Define "see". :>
I can sense light vs dark. I can tell round vs. square. I can read at normal reading distance (haven't developed the "arms too short" problem). I can spot a pin on the floor from several feet away. Etc.
But, I can't read the markings on integrated circuits ("chips") anymore, without lots of light and magnification. I can't remove a sliver from my finger without "magnification". I often can't make out the names on street signs at a distance (but can reason that "the first letter is round-ish so it's probably OAK street and not ELM"). I can't recognize faces in passing cars at night (and have to rely on my knowledge of who drives which types of vehicle, etc.).
I can't legally drive without my glasses. Yet, my Rx is so weak that folks can mistake it for "clear glass".
So, can I see?
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Don Y posted for all of us...

I don't see why not...
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On 3/22/2016 1:55 PM, Don Y wrote:

Don't they all do that? I've been wearing glasses for over 60 years so I've had many exams and every one was done that way. A or B?
When I was a kid they had a big tray of lenses and had to swap them back and forth by sliding them in and out. I think the alphabet only had 10 letter back then too.
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On 3/22/2016 11:55 AM, Ed Pawlowski wrote:

No.
Long room.
A large (12"?) BLACK 'A' on a green background sitting next to a large black 'A' on a RED background. "Which is clearer?"
It's called a duochrome test. Your eyes are 8relaxed* while you are taking it. You're not trying to see the fine detail of a tiny little 'O' (that may actually be a 'C') or 'E' (that may actually be an 'F').
There is no incentive to squinting; you KNOW what the GIANT 'A' is and it never changes. Squinting doesn't change the RELATIVE clarity of the red A vs. the green A (i.e., you are seeing two DIFFERENT images through one eye -- instead of seeing the same image through two different LENSES!)
What most doctors do is have you focus on some TINY letters and then play the "which is better; 1 or 2 (2 or 3; 2 or 4; 4 or 5; etc.)" game -- for each eye.
I can usually read the entire eye chart -- though I can't *see* it! Instead, I *think* about what each letter likely is -- and I tell the examiner this ("I can't SEE it but I'm pretty sure it is a 'P', not an 'F'" "That's fine. What about this next line...?")
On my next exam, I will leave my existing glasses in the car so the examiner can't check THEIR prescription but has to "work blind" to come up with my "real" Rx. I'm not sure how I can censor the "I can't see it" qualifier -- unless I simply refuse to give any opinion as to what I *think* the letter is!

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On Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 12:57:39 PM UTC-5, Don Y wrote:

You're obviously an idiot savant with too much time on his hands...this was meant to be an amusing statement about growing old. (Tongue in Cheek, if you get the drift?)
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Wouldn't that imply that the populations eyesight has gotten better and can be tested with harder tests?

Not only that, but hills and stairs have gotten steeper, there is a lot more fertilizer in a big bag of it.

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On Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 12:10:08 PM UTC-4, KenK wrote:

I often attend meetings in my partner's office and sit in a chair that makes reading his computer monitor very difficult. The monitor is about 5 feet away.
I also have to be able to read material on the table in front of me and take notes. I found myself putting my reading glasses on for the closeup work, then taking them off and squinting to see the monitor. It got really annoying.
I went to the eye doctor and explained the problem. He called his assistant into the room and had her stand 5 feet away, holding an eye chart. He then went through the normal "better now, or now" routine with his lens machine and came up with a bifocal prescription customized for these meetings.
Less trouble and fewer headaches.
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Per KenK:

I have had the opposite experience.
Used to be I could not even make out the big "E".
Now I am constantly misplacing my glasses because I take them off and am able to function sometimes for hours without them.
Go figure.... (but it can't be a sign of anything good....)
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On 03/22/2016 09:10 AM, KenK wrote:

More importantly, the font they are using now has really fuzzy edges that make it hard to figure out what the letter is without squinting. I've also noticed that publishers are using a similar font for books, which makes it difficult to read the book up close.
Jon
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On 3/23/2016 8:54 AM, Jon Danniken wrote:

Getting older, I know that there can be several different problems with aging eyes.
Besides the need for bifocals, I have incipient AMD and early cataracts.
Surprisingly with glasses I have 20/20 vision and prescription has not changed in over 5 years but right eye has some central vision haze due to AMD making it tougher to read books.
Eye doctor also gave me a prescription for computer glasses where top lens is focused for a couple of feet and bottom for maybe a foot.
Eye doctor recommends taking fish oil and eye vitamins with lutein. My AMD has not gotten worse in the past 5 years and may just stay the same. There is nothing you can do about it but you have to keep tabs on it like looking at an Amsler grid as if it crosses over to wet AMD you can do things to fix it.
Might also mention that Americans are being hosed for price of glasses. I get mine at Zenni Optical for about 10% of what suppliers here sell for. My wife had cataract surgery where Medicare pays 40% for price of new glasses but it still cost her $500. She won't buy from Zenni and send her money to China but I tell her I spend savings for American beer.
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