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A 37-year-old female asked:

Is it okay if i wear glasses who have a difference of -.25 on both eyes? my prescription sunglasses are -5.25 and -5.50 but my new eyeglasses are -5.50 and -5.75. i can see clearly with both but is the swapping detrimental to my eyes?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
Not to your eyes but maybe to your safety. Discuss with your eye Dr.
Dr. Nicky Holdeman
35 years experience
The difference in your 2 prescriptions is very minor and should not cause any difficulties in using both pairs of glasses interchangeably. Small changes in lens powers are quite normal and will not harm your eyes.
Last updated Oct 22, 2021

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