Accommodating is the adjective form of the verb accommodate, and it’s used to describe those who are cheerfully willing to make small adjustments to help you out.The waiter who is happy to serve the dressing on the side, give you extra cheese on the burger, and swap French fries for mashed potatoes, all because that's how you want it? Psychology In Piaget's theory of cognitive development, the change that occurs in an existing mental scheme or set of schemes due to assimilation of the experience of a new event or object. 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.Ophthalmology The automatic adjustment of the lens curvature, resulting in a change in the focal length of the eye, which brings images of objects from various distances into focus on the retina; the ability of the eye to focus at various distances, by changing lens shape. In accommodation for near vision, the ciliary muscle contracts, causing increased rounding of the lens, the pupil contracts, and the optic axes converge.Contact lenses do not induce any different accommodation than that required for a given distance.
See convergence accommodation; proximal accommodation; reflex accommodation; resting state of accommodation.consensual accommodation Accommodation occurring in one eye when the other eye has received the dioptric stimulus.convergence accommodation 1.
The amplitude of accommodation declines from about 14 D at age 10 to about 0.5 D at age 60 (although the measured value is usually higher due to the depth of focus of the eye).
See minus lens method; push-up method.astigmatic accommodation Postulated unequal accommodation along different meridians of the eye attributed to a differential action of the ciliary muscle which would lead to a difference in the curvature of the surfaces of the crystalline lens along different meridians. meridional accommodation.closed-loop accommodation Accommodation response to visual stimuli in normal viewing conditions.
See: adaptation The automatic process by which the eyes adjust their focus when the gaze is shifted from one point to another at a different distance.
Accommodation is achieved by changing the degree of curvature of the internal crystalline lenses of the eyes.