Accommodation is an issue for younger people; persons over the age of 40 have the a reduced chance of substantial accommodation. Normally a doctor will use eye drops that numb your eyes and prevent them from accommodating. As dilation is usually not an option at home, there are a number of ways to reduce accommodation during the refraction test. We have found that if a user takes the non-testing eye and focusses on an object at least 6 feet away, accommodation will be greatly reduced. Squinting or closing the non-testing eye creates some accommodation and is not recommended while taking the test. The worst accommodation appears to occur when the user looks at the miniscope with their other eye. With training most people can take the test without accommodation.
Articles in this section
- Where can I get a basic understanding of vision concepts, refraction errors and how the EyeQue Personal Vision Tracker works?
- What am I tracking with the Personal Vision Tracker?
- What is vision tracking and why should I track my vision?
- How does the EyeQue Miniscope work?
- What are the Quick and Full Tests? Are they different?
- What information does EyeQue's vision Test give me?
- What is Pupillary Distance (or PD)?
- What are EyeGlass Numbers?
- What can I do with the EyeGlass Numbers?
- How do I know if my test results are accurate?