So you’ve gone to the eye doctor to make sure you’ve taken advantage of your flexible spending account (FSA) funds before the end of the year, and she’s given you a prescription for eyeglasses—now what? That piece of paper she handed you says a lot about your eyes, but can you read it? Today we’re going to go over the basics of how to read an eyeglass prescription to help you better understand what it says.
An eyeglass prescription is unique, and can be uniquely hard to read as a result. Understanding the abbreviations and numbers will help you make sense of your doctor’s prescription.
When we use the term farsighted we mean someone who has trouble seeing things up close, and sees things better at a distance; nearsighted means someone who has trouble seeing things at a distance, but sees well up-close.
When you have astigmatism, your vision is blurred or distorted due to an unsymmetrical cornea or lens, which interfere with your eye’s ability to focus properly.
Make sure your eyeglass prescription is up-to-date—and that you’ve taken advantage of your FSA funds—before the end of the year! We accept CareCredit! Stop in to either Eye Elegance location, and don’t forget to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Pinterest, and YouTube.
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