Understanding Your Eye PrescriptionUnderstanding your eye prescription can be challenging. Here, at Bellevue Eye Specialists, we want to clarify any inquiries you have regarding your eye prescription. We want to make your glasses/contacts lens experience the best it can possibly be.
Where To StartYour prescription is made of a few measurements that help our lab to create the right lens for you. Here is a brief explanation on what each one of those measurements mean:
Sphere: The Length of Your Eyes
- Myopia (-):The minus sign in front of the spherical number is how much minus power needed to help someone see 20/20 (or as close to that as possible). As a result of this, a myopic person can see clearly near them, but cannot see well at a distance.
- Hyperopia (+): The plus sign in front of the number is how much minus power is needed to help someone see 20/20 (or as close to that as possible). As a result of this, a hyperopic person can see clearly at a distance, but might have trouble seeing at near distances.