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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?

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 more

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I was diagnosed with a spherical +.075 power and cylindrical -.1.90 power for both my eyes. is that very bad?

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

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Really bad eye vision(11(spherical), -2.5(cylindrical). Does this mean i need contacts?

Really bad eye vision(11(spherical), -2.5(cylindrical). Does this mean i need contacts?

Vision correction: With that prescription, you need some of correction such as glasses, contacts, or surgery. The glasses will be pretty thick though. ...Read more

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MY SON HE IS 3.5 YEARS OLD.HE HAS CYLINDRICAL POWER -3.25 IN BOTH EYES.HOW CAN I REDUCE THIS?

MY SON HE IS 3.5 YEARS OLD.HE HAS CYLINDRICAL POWER -3.25 IN BOTH EYES.HOW CAN I REDUCE THIS?

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

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Cylindrical power -6.5 in both eyes, is this really bad?

Cylindrical power -6.5 in both eyes, is this really bad?

This is : A large amount of astigmatism. You should see a corneal specialist to evaluate your corneas for a ectatic disorder like keratoconus. ...Read more

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Cylindrical power -6.5 in both eyes. What does this indicate?

Cylindrical power -6.5 in both eyes. What does this indicate?

This indicates: A lot of astigmatism. This much astigmatism should be evaluated for possible corneal problems. Be sure to see a corneal specialist for this evaluation. ...Read more

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Cylindrical power of -.25 in both eyes..Is this considered bad?

Cylindrical power of -.25 in both eyes..Is this considered bad?

Astigmatism: This is a nearly negligible amount of astigmatism and should not be responsible for any significant problem with vision. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Increase likely: Your child has a mild astigmatism. This is common and is fairly stable but might change a little over time. Your child's astigmatism is low enough that for a while nothing need be done in terms of eyeglasses. Just have him checked in a year and see if it has changed. ...Read more