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accommodation(a-kom?a-da'shon) [L. accommodare, to suit],
1. Adjustment or adaptation.
2. In ophthalmology, a phenomenon noted in receptors in which continued stimulation fails to elicit a sensation or response.
3. The adjustment of the eye for various distances whereby it is able to focus the image of an object on the retina by changing the curvature of the lens. In accommodation for near vision, the ciliary muscle contracts, causing increased rounding of the lens, the pupil contracts, and the optic axes converge. These three actions constitute the accommodation reflex. The ability of the eye to accommodate decreases with age. Synonym: ocular accommodation; visual accommodation See: illustration
4. In the learning theory of Jean Piaget, the process through which a person's schema of understanding incorporates new experiences that do not fit existing ways of understanding the world. See: adaptation
Accommodation of one eye independently of the other.
Coordinated accommodation of both eyes jointly.
Greater-than-needed accommodation of the eye.
ill-sustained accommodationIll-sustained insufficiency.
A method by which curvature of the eye lens is changed in order to focus close objects on the retina.
Relaxation of the ciliary muscle to adjust for distant vision.
Contraction of the ciliary muscle to adjust for near vision.
An employer's responsibility to provide necessary workplace changes in reassignment, equipment modification, devices, training materials, interpreters, and other adjustments for disabled employees.
The extent to which accommodation is possible for any specific state of convergence of the eyes.
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