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What Does 1 Cylindrical Power Of Eye Mean
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
I was diagnosed with a spherical +.075 power and cylindrical -.1.90 power for both my eyes. is that very bad?
OnlyMeans NotPerfect: & values=the degree of magnification difference, in diopters, which examiner felt were more effective (from what you said=clearer vs. less clear) in reading characters. The Phoropter used to arrive at values=simply an arrangement of lenses (quickly changeable glasses, if you will) used, trial & error, to rapidly check what worked best at time checked. Spherical=overall; cylinder=astigmatism. ...Read more
Myopia: Well, you cannot change your son's myopia, he has been born with it. It is very important to make certain his eyes are developing normally and that he receives the proper prescription spectacles when he needs them. To that end, make sure he sees a pediatric ophthalmologist routinely & then you can be reassured that his vision is maturing on pace with his age. A well fitted spectacle is very likey. ...Read more
My son was 6 yrs old and he was told that he has -0.75 cylindrical power in both the eyes. Will it increase ? How to reduce it?
Yes: You want to be sure your sphere and cylinder is stable and unchanging before undergoing any refractive procedure. ...Read more