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Can anybody decipher this eye prescription please?

BalterBalter Member Posts: 1,015

This is what the Optometrist gave me but i was in too much of a rush to ask details (am hoping for like 20/40 or whatever)

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OD -1.25 -1.50 088
OS -1.50 -1.25 110

Any help is appreciated!

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  • GruntyGrunty Member EpicPosts: 8,657

    It looks like every other eye glass prescription I've ever received.  Specifically what they mean, I don't know.  Those are specifications that permit the technician who makes your lenses know what to do in order to modify pre-made lenses to suit your eyes.  I.e. we may both have the same amount of astigmatism but your imperfection may cause the corrective lens to be rotated to a different degree than mine.

    All the 20/40 stuff would mean is that you would see the same detail at 20 feet that some one with 'perfect' eyesight sees at 40 feet. And telling that to the eye glass maker doesn't really help them do their job.

     

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  • BalterBalter Member Posts: 1,015
    Originally posted by grunty


    It looks like every other eye glass prescription I've ever received.  Specifically what they mean, I don't know.  Those are specifications that permit the technician who makes your lenses know what to do in order to modify pre-made lenses to suit your eyes.  I.e. we may both have the same amount of astigmatism but your imperfection may cause the corrective lens to be rotated to a different degree than mine.
    All the 20/40 stuff would mean is that you would see the same detail at 20 feet that some one with 'perfect' eyesight sees at 40 feet. And telling that to the eye glass maker doesn't really help them do their job.
     

     

    Damn i was hoping it would contain the information i need (ie 20/40)

    Thanks though.

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  • FinweFinwe Member CommonPosts: 3,106

    The first set of numbers is what you should pay attention to. It's what says how "bad" your eyesight is. This isn't an exact science, but I believe your eyesight in common terms would be about 20/100.

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  • ZepeeZepee Member Posts: 947

    Its definitly not 20/100... if 20 hundred mean you see as clear 20feet away as someone else 100feet away, than I would say thats about what I have... and I have -2.5, -2.0..

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  • lyonman24lyonman24 Member Posts: 855

    easiest way is to call and ask if you dont know. would have been just as easy to call as to post here.

  • FinweFinwe Member CommonPosts: 3,106
    Originally posted by Zepee


    Its definitly not 20/100... if 20 hundred mean you see as clear 20feet away as someone else 100feet away, than I would say thats about what I have... and I have -2.5, -2.0..



     

    I was just taking a gander. I have -8.5 and -9.0 and the doctor said in those terms it would be about 20/850/950

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  • Cabe2323Cabe2323 Member Posts: 2,939
    Originally posted by Finwe

    Originally posted by Zepee


    Its definitly not 20/100... if 20 hundred mean you see as clear 20feet away as someone else 100feet away, than I would say thats about what I have... and I have -2.5, -2.0..



     

    I was just taking a gander. I have -8.5 and -9.0 and the doctor said in those terms it would be about 20/850/950



     

    Wow.  That must be tough to deal with. 

     

    Personally for the OP I have no idea.  My vision is 20/10, so I have never needed a perscription for glasses. 

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  • streeastreea Member UncommonPosts: 654
    Originally posted by Finwe

    Originally posted by Zepee


    Its definitly not 20/100... if 20 hundred mean you see as clear 20feet away as someone else 100feet away, than I would say thats about what I have... and I have -2.5, -2.0..

    I was just taking a gander. I have -8.5 and -9.0 and the doctor said in those terms it would be about 20/850/950



     

    I have 20/1200, but people are always asking me for these numbers... I guess that puts me at around -12?

    And yes, you could kill someone by dropping one of my lenses on them... even when I pay extra to have them "slimmer," they still put coke bottle bottoms to shame.

  • FinweFinwe Member CommonPosts: 3,106

    Originally posted by Cabe2323

     

    Wow. That must be tough to deal with.

     

    Personally for the OP I have no idea. My vision is 20/10, so I have never needed a perscription for glasses.



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    Originally posted by streea

    Originally posted by Finwe

    Originally posted by Zepee


    Its definitly not 20/100... if 20 hundred mean you see as clear 20feet away as someone else 100feet away, than I would say thats about what I have... and I have -2.5, -2.0..

    I was just taking a gander. I have -8.5 and -9.0 and the doctor said in those terms it would be about 20/850/950



     

    I have 20/1200, but people are always asking me for these numbers... I guess that puts me at around -12?

    And yes, you could kill someone by dropping one of my lenses on them... even when I pay extra to have them "slimmer," they still put coke bottle bottoms to shame.



     

    Actually since you wear glasses it would be closer to -15. I was speaking in terms of contact prescriptions. The prescription for glasses has to be a bit stronger because of the distance from the eye.

    You need to get lasik pronto.

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  • Rikimaru_XRikimaru_X Member UncommonPosts: 11,718
    Originally posted by streea

    Originally posted by Finwe

    Originally posted by Zepee


    Its definitly not 20/100... if 20 hundred mean you see as clear 20feet away as someone else 100feet away, than I would say thats about what I have... and I have -2.5, -2.0..

    I was just taking a gander. I have -8.5 and -9.0 and the doctor said in those terms it would be about 20/850/950



     

    I have 20/1200, but people are always asking me for these numbers... I guess that puts me at around -12?

    And yes, you could kill someone by dropping one of my lenses on them... even when I pay extra to have them "slimmer," they still put coke bottle bottoms to shame.

     

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  • XeximaXexima Member UncommonPosts: 2,696

    It means that you are going to die from occular cancer.  You have three months, spend them wisely.

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