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What is the weakest glasses prescription you can get?

What is the weakest glasses prescription you can get?

No prescription: Plain glass lenses can be worn for those who like how they look in glasses. If you are blurred when you read or look at distances, even a mild prescription may help you. Usually, people can avoid wearing glasses if they have prescriptions of up to 0.5 diopters; some individuals may feel more visually comfortable with even this low of a glasses prescription. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Glasses (Definition)

Glasses is a term that describes a pair of lenses that are placed in a frame to be worn to correct faulty vision ...Read more


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Do I have to get a new eye prescription to get glasses every time I want new glasses?

Do I have to get a new eye prescription to get glasses every time I want new glasses?

Depends: If your vision has changed since the last time you got glasses, you'll certainly want to be examined to get a new prescription. If you just want a different style frame/lens shape, the glasses providers can read your prescription from current glasses & adapt it to new frames /lenses of your choice. Still a good idea to have yearly eye exam to check for glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration…. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a wrong glasses prescription?

Symptoms include: continued blurry vision in one or both eyes, headaches from eye strain, dizziness due to lack of focus. Even nausea and vertigo if the prescription is way off from what your eyes need. Don't hesitate to have this rechecked if you feel the glasses are giving you trouble. ...Read more

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I have a plus Sphere on my glasses prescription, I've read that this is to correct long-sightedness, but my problem is that I can't see the distance..

Correct Rx: + sphere correction is given for farsightedness. + Rx's are also used for people with no distance prescription, for reading. In some cases one person' sprescription for reading may be a farsighted person's prescription for distance. ...Read more

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Why is my contact lens and glasses prescription different?

Why is my contact lens and glasses prescription different?

Numbers game: Fitting cl is an art form as much as science. When the eyeglass refraction is placed in a cl if the number is large enough the strength of the contact may be different to cause good vision. The fit can also change the numbers. These are called "fudge factors'. The numbers are not as important as the ability to see wella nd comfortably. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does my glasses prescription mean?

Can doctors tell me what does my glasses prescription mean?

Lense power: The prescription for eyeglasses is the formula that the lense maker (optician) needs to provide the correct lense for your eyeglasses. On the form you will see od: right eye; os :left eye; power : strength ; cylinder: astigmatism; add: near vision correction for those over 40 and sometimes prism: for eye alignment. ...Read more

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Is it okay to convert my glasses prescription to my contact lens prescription?

Is it okay to convert my glasses prescription to my contact lens prescription?

Not really: The contact lens rx is determined from a refraction for glasses - sometimes trial fitting is necessary since the actual numbers are different due to an optical property called vertex distance. ...Read more

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