A member 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?

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Dr. Clarence Grim answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

Not to your eyes but maybe to your safety. Discuss with your eye Dr.

Answered Oct 18, 2021



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Dr. Nicky Holdeman answered

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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.

Answered Oct 22, 2021



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