... it's zero. And all your other numbers are very slight. ... (8 replies)
... So, I now understand that the last numbers are just position of the astigmatism. ... (8 replies)
... I am a pilot and this is very noticeable. My doctor checked my glasses and she said it has an astigmatism correction and that is reason why things are sharper with the eye glasses. I asked if there is an equivalent correction for contact lenses. ... (1 replies)
... I just recently started losing my sight. I've had spectacular eyesight all my life, and then a couple months ago it just started to go. I'm 23 years old and it's devistating to me. The reason it effects me so much is because I can't stand the way I look with glasses on. (I'm a vanity freak)
I've been trying contacts over the past 2 months, but nothing seems to work... (9 replies)
... ying to see how my visual distortions may reduce in the future, I remember you, or, somebody else on another HB thread, writing that if the difference in diopter numbers between the two eyes is more than 2D then it is difficult for the brain to fuse the two images from the two eyes, and can lead to poor stereoscopic vision. ... (67 replies)
... to the point that I cannot read or see the hands and numbers on a clock, etc. ... (1 replies)
... time visitor. Did they determine my "vision numbers" based off of them looking at my eyes, OR based off of how well I read back to them the letters and numbers on the chart? ... (1 replies)
... The first numbers show you are mildy myopic (nearsighted). Second numbers mean you have astigmatism which is an unnatural curve of the cornea (very common). The axis measurement is just the location of the astigmatism.
Your condition is fairly mild but you would notice an improvement with glasses. Contacts are cheaper than glasses if you only intend to try them out, but in... (4 replies)
... but apparently I'm still farsighted with astigmatism even with the PRK. I'll have a vision appointment in a couple months...we'll see how much the numbers actually changed. At least I can read comfortably now...even though I still have to use correction. ... (5 replies)
... Yes, if you ask for the numbers, they will tell you. Usually, they'll write them down for you. If the astigmatism is being corrected as well, there will be three numbers. ... (15 replies)
Sorry about the confusion. My contact lense prescription on my right eye prior to cataract surgery reads -9.50, -0.75x 020. Now that
prescription is (non-toric) D-1.75, BC 8.60, DIA 14.20.
My left eye prescription, which will require cataract surgery, reads -6.50,
-0.75x 165. I realize I am very nearsighted (myopic) but I was also told that i have a high degree of... (9 replies)
... Still confused, Andy. :)
When there are three numbers in a script, the first is the amount of near or far-sightedness. In your case -9.50 means you are severely myopic. The second number is the amount of astigmatism -0.75, and the third is the degree or placement of the astigmatism.
I'm not disagreeing with you--toric lenses are for astigmatism-- but I'm still not clear on... (9 replies)
... and the third number where the astigmatism is on the cornea. ... (1 replies)
... After writing in the RCE posts for the last year, I decided on the PTK to address the RCE with PRK correction for my astigmatism and farsightedness. My injury had left me with enough vision impairment where I could barely read with both a corrective contact and glasses. ... (55 replies)
... If your prescription has three numbers in it, you have an astigmatism. It is corrected with eyeglasses, and you just had an exam, so that shouldn't be the problem. Are you severely myopic? ... (7 replies)
... but a series of markers with small numbers between each hash mark. I assume that they don't have to stay at exactly 6 o'clock on the eye, but I don't know that for a fact. ... (0 replies)
... Dry eye can indeed, from what other posters here say, cause monocular double vision. Diseases of the cornea, or problems with the lens can cause it. Astigmatism is another culprit. Matt, if your script has three numbers in it, you have an astigmatism. If you do, it could have changed or worsened since getting glasses. ... (14 replies)
... Looks I'm planting a "garden" of new threads, but each is a different subject, so here goes.
The visit today was not that shocking or different, though not all bad.
I learned that the left eye pressure is 15 and the right is 19, not too bad.
The dry eye is being repeat treated with another trial of Restasis, and if I recall right, I either didn't do well with it, or... (12 replies)