How To Understand Your Eye Prescription

Your glasses prescription explained

How to read your prescription

How to read your prescription

What do the numbers and words actually mean on your prescription?

DISTANCE

+2.25

-1.0065--
NEAR
ADD+1.50
DISTANCE

+2.25

-1.0065--
NEAR
ADD+1.50

ADD - If you require glasses for near visual work, such as reading, then you may have a number here. This is your reading addition and relates to the amount of additional correction needed to focus at close distances. A measurement will mean you have different prescriptions for distance and reading.

Int ADD - If you require glasses for visual work that is in between near and far, such as computer work, you may have an Intermediate ADD number.

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