If they numbers are so different now, why can I still see?
December 27, 2012 11:21 AM Subscribe
Does this eye glasses prescription look right? Significant difference between my old prescription, which I'm still using and work fine, and my new prescription - including a switch from - to + on some numbers. Specifics are inside.
posted by Arbac to Health & Fitness (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
After my recent eye exam (specifically for contacts) I asked for an updated glasses prescription as well, since I'd lost my old numbers. My old glasses are about two years old and still seem to work fine. After getting my new prescription, I found my old prescription.
I'm planning on ordering two pairs of glasses to use up my remaining FSA money before the end of the year, but the significant difference in the numbers is giving me pause. I've left a message with my optometrist's office to confirm the numbers, but thought I'd ask here to see if maybe I just don't understand what the numbers are telling me :)
O.D. +1.25 +4.00 005
O.S. -0.25 +1.75 180
O.D. +5.00 -4.00 90
O.S. +1.50 -1.75 88
Does this switch seem reasonable? I'm suspicious that maybe the second column of numbers in the new prescription were mistakenly written as a - instead of a + since they're the same numbers as before, just with the sign changed. Do the other changes account for this sign change? Thanks!