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 Stay in Touch With Your Eye Doctor

One of the easiest ways to stay in touch with your eye doctor is to develop a relationship with your primary eye care provider. If you have any questions about your eye care prescription, talk with your doctor There are several ways you can stay connected to your doctor. 

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If you're having trouble reading a sign or seeing distant objects clearly, it may be time to have your vision checked. You can also learn more about how to read your eye doctor's prescription and understand the information on your glasses or contact lenses.

  • If you have eye problems, a prescription will be written for corrective lenses or eyeglasses. An eye doctor will evaluate your eyes and recommend the right lenses. 

  • Your prescription will have a number relating to the curvature of the lens that will correct your vision. Astigmatism is an eye disorder caused by an irregular surface of the eye. 

  • This can distort both near and far distances. Getting your vision checked can help you identify if you need glasses or contact lenses.

If you have astigmatism, you may need a prescription for eyewear. Your doctor will determine if you have a mild form of astigmatism or severe astigmatism. If so, your doctor will provide you with a pair of glasses with extra clarity. If you have astigmatism, your eye doctor will give you a couple of eyeglasses with an irregular curve in the eye. The prescription will also specify a treatment for astigmatism, either progressive or bifocal.

There are several ways to understand eyeglass prescriptions. They are generally abbreviated with an O.D., L.E., or RE. It is important to note that a single diopter means that you are nearsighted. If you have a high diopter, you should look into stronger lenses. A five diopter prescription is more severe and requires stronger lenses. A -4.25 drug is equivalent to a five diopter lens.

1- Your doctor will use the same terminology when writing your prescription for eyeglasses. The O.D., L.E., and RE, for instance, stand for ophthalmologist  or ophthalmologist.

2- You can also find an S., a letter, or a number. The S stands for the spherical portion of the prescription, where your doctor will write your prescriptions. This means that you have high refraction eyes.

3- A prescription for eyeglasses is an essential part of your eye care. Your doctor will check your eyes for signs of disease and prescribe your corrective lenses to correct it. 

4- However, you may be confused by the many letters and numbers on eyeglass prescriptions. Fortunately, there are easy ways to understand your medications. Here are some of the most common types of drugs: (-) a.

S. The spherical portion of the prescription is the amount of pressure in the eye. The higher the number of diopters, the more you need to wear glasses. For example, a -1.00 prescription means that you have one diopter of nearsightedness, while a -4.25 implies that you have four and a half diopters of farsightedness. Similarly, +1.00 means that your eyes are slightly farther apart.

A. Eyeglass prescriptions usually contain abbreviations for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The sphere number is the number of diopters the patient needs to wear lenses to correct their vision. +1.00 means that the person is nearsighted. A.50 indicates that the person has nearsightedness. A.S. and R.D. are abbreviated as O.D., L.E., and RE, respectively.

A. The prescription indicates the amount of nearsightedness and farsightedness in the eyes. A -1.00 is for the eye with a little to no nearsightedness. A.S. is for the eye with an equal amount of farsightedness. o. Then, a +5 means the person has no problem seeing. The last number in the eye care script is glaucoma, which is elevated pressure in the eye.