Printer Friendly, PDF & Email

Ophthalmic Data

Data Element

Information from the submission form

Refraction
A refraction test is what the doctor uses to get your eyeglasses prescription. You look at a chart, usually 20 feet away, or in a mirror that makes things look like they’re 20 feet away. You’ll look through a tool called a phoropter. It lets the doctor move lenses of different strengths in front of your eyes. The test also helps your doctor spot presbyopia, hyperopia, myopia, and astigmatism.
Source: WebMD Glossary of Eye Tests and Exams

LOINC Panel 79895-9

Comment

Log in or register to post comments