Accommodation, Ocular

The dioptric adjustment of the EYE (to attain maximal sharpness of retinal imagery for an object of regard) referring to the ability, to the mechanism, or to the process. Ocular accommodation is the effecting of refractive changes by changes in the shape of the $CRYSTALLINE LENS$. Loosely, it refers to ocular adjustments for VISION at various distances. (Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed).