What does all this mean? How to read your eyeglass prescription.

So you visit your Optometrist (OD) or Ophthalmologist (OMD) and are told you need eyeglasses. They hand you a copy of your prescription and you take a look at it: What does all this mean? It might as well be written in a foreign language because it makes no sense to you. In a way, it is a foreign language – the language of eyes – and you just got a unique report on YOUR eyes. In the hands of a knowledgeable eyeglass lab, this information will be transformed into the custom-made eyeglass lenses for your eyes, allowing you to see your best. There are many different ways that an eyeglass prescription can be printed, but they will all have the same basic information. Here are a few examples of what your prescription could look like:

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