Refractive Disorders of the Eye: Vocabulary


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Which of the following is the best term that implies perfect vision?

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1. Myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism can be classified as which of the following?

2. What is the name for a condition where the unequal (variable) curvature of the cornea or lens cannot properly focus light onto the retina, resulting in incoming light rays focusing at different points?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These tools are designed to test your knowledge of technical terms related to different refractive eye disorder terms, as well as the classification of these disorders.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To be precise, you'll be asked about vocabulary related to:

  • Perfect vision
  • Unequal curvature of the cornea or lens
  • Nearsightedness and farsightedness

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding eye disorders
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding nearsightedness and farsightedness
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about proper terms for different eye disorders

Additional Learning

Watch the related lesson, Refractive Disorder of the Eye: Vocabulary, to discover more information about this material. Concepts will include:

  • Causes of certain eye disorders
  • The science behind different eye disorders
  • Umbrellas under which certain disorders fall