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Can Wearing A Weaker Prescription Damage Your Vision
Eye prescription is +0.25x-1.0. So my power is "+", but spherical equivalent is "-". Am i myopic or hyperopic? Is near or far vision better?
Depends...: +.25 is negligible, so you can say you're emmetropic. However you do have astigmatism, so you are astigmatic . Technically, you're hyperopic with astigmatism. With current data, i couldnt tell you whether near vision or distance vision is better, depends on whether you have presbyopia or not. If you don't have presybiopia, then they are equal. Hope that helps, but it can get confusing.... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Counting fingers: A higher degree myopia at the -11 diopter level will not allow you to see the big, 20/400 e on the standard visual changes. The level below that is recorded as counting fingers at some distance (2 feet or 3 feet etc.). Remember that what counts is the corrected vision which should be normal when you wear your glasses or contact lenses. ...Read more
Presbyopia: Correcting for far vision allows the eyes to comfortably focus at distance. At your age, the ability of the eye to change focus begins to deteriorate and is called presbyopia. That's why you see so many people with bifocals where distance is corrected in the upper part and near vision helped in the lower part. ...Read more
How bad is my vision prescription: OD +1.00 -1.25X180 & OS +0.75 -1.75X167 Everywhere I go = a different response.I've heard mild,mod,severe.
Not too bad: You have astigmatism that is with the role axis. This means that your astigmatism is youthful which may correct it self with time as the lids get heavier with age. Your correction is mild-mod. Less than one diopter consider mild and 1-5 consider low-high moderate respectively ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Or worse...: Wearing contact lenses you got without a prescription puts you at risk for a very serious eye infection that could cause blindness. Contact lenses have to be fit to the eye based on the curvature of the cornea. The solution the contacts are bathed in also should be sterile, which may not be guaranteed in a non-prescription contact. ...Read more
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