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.
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.
The ability of the eye to accommodate decreases with age.
Synonym: ocular accommodation; visual accommodation See: illustration4.
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