Ordering prescription glasses online means entering your prescription into a form. But what does it all mean?
Prescription glasses are made using numbers designating specific types of correction and measurements to describe the locations of your eyes.
The main numbers on your prescription are corrections for nearsightedness or farsightedness, and astigmatism (or some combination of these). The farther the number is from zero (above or below), the stronger your prescription is (excluding the Axis measurement).
Your prescription may seem very confusing and unreadable upon first glance, especially because optical professionals rarely label the eyes “right” and “left,” which would at least give you something familiar on the page. If you read through the bullet points above, however, the number on your prescription should make sense, even if you don’t necessarily know how “strong” a certain number is relative to other prescriptions.
When ordering your glasses, you should be especially careful to ensure you put the right sign down for each number (positive or negative) and double check that you’ve filled everything out correctly. It’s also a good idea to ask questions if you’re not sure about something. You can call our customer service department if you’re a little unsure of something, or you are welcome to leave a comment on one of our blog posts.
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