A 43-year-old member asked:
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could you tell me if my contact lens prescription is -4.00/-4.50 what is my glasses prescription?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Close: Commonly it is slightly higer like -4.50 and -5.00 but this depends in part on the goal and how long since your last examination. Also at your age there is the issue of bifocals due to near vision needs. Useful to check with your ophthalmologist for the best information on this.
Answered on Aug 27, 2013

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