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Is it true that your eyeglass prescription number is your refractive error number as well?

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Dr. Niraj Patel
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In brief: Refractive Error

Yes, this is typically your refractive error.
When an eye doctor is comparing the numbers from other exams / doctors, he/she usually refers to the glasses prescription numbers for comparison. In higher levels of refractive error, contact lens prescriptions have be adjusted from the glasses power so the main number to know if your glasses refractive error.

In brief: Refractive Error

Yes, this is typically your refractive error.
When an eye doctor is comparing the numbers from other exams / doctors, he/she usually refers to the glasses prescription numbers for comparison. In higher levels of refractive error, contact lens prescriptions have be adjusted from the glasses power so the main number to know if your glasses refractive error.
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