For some weird reason, I cannot post a comment on my own blog…Pretty strange. I know it is not my computer. I guess it must be word press.
Anyways, here are a few comments that I am posting here….Sorry about the delay in replying back.
OS pl -025 x 005
how come it’s not like the format you mentioned?
the optometrist said my left eye is not nearsighted, but why there’s -025 x 005?
Doctors have different formats on how they write a prescription, but it all means the same thing.
Your doctor is right. You are not nearsighted in your left eye. All it means that you have just a slight bit of astigmatism.
Pl = Plano (no prescription)
-.25 = A quarter of a diopter of astigmatism.
005 = The Axis as to where your astigmatism is located at.
You don’t have to worry. You really only need correction in your right eye. Just get your eyes examined every year or two to make sure your prescription doesn’t change and the health of your eyes are good.
I hope that this helps you out and if you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me.
My prescription reads:
Sphere Cylinder Axis Add
OD: -3.75 -0.75 030 +2.50
OS: -3.25 -0.50 160 +2.50
I want to get a pair of reading glasses and a pair of single vision lenses for nearsightedness. My question is does all this information apply to reading glasses? Would the same correction need to be made to them as for the nearsighted lenses?
The answer is yes. You can get a pair of glasses for reading and for distance. You have an ADD power of +2.50, so to get your reading prescription, you have to transpose your Add power along with your distance prescription.
Your reading Rx is different than your distance Rx.
This is your distance Rx:
OD -3.75 -0.75 x 030
OS -3.25 -0.50 x 160
This is your Reading Rx:
OD -1.25 -0.75 x 30
OS -0.75 -0.50 x 160
And if you were to get a pair of bifocals/progressives, your distance Rx would be in the top portion of the lenses and the +2.50 Add power in the lower bifocal portion.
I hope this helps you out and please feel free to contact me with any other questions.