By Kimberly Lintag-Nguyen, RDH, BSDH, MS and Tracee Dahm, BSDH, MS, RDH
In order to ensure career longevity and provide the best possible care to patients, dental hygienists must take care of their bodies. Preventing musculoskeletal disorders as well as eye problems is key to a healthy career. Visual acuity, or the sharpness of vision at a distance, is paramount to successful clinical care. Normal visual acuity is defined as 20/20 vision, or the ability to see clearly at 20 feet.1 An individual with decreased visual acuity may have 20/100 vision, meaning he or she needs to be 20 feet away to see what someone with normal visual acuity can see at 100 feet.1
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