At Quality Optical of Olney, our Aspen Hill opticians
believe that your vision is a gift that should never be taken for granted. Because we believe in this philosophy, we feel that everyone that uses vision correction methods like contact lenses or eyeglasses should make it a point to stay on top of their optical prescriptions. The best way to do this is to visit our Aspen Hill opticians
regularly so that we can make any necessary adjustments to your prescription as your vision changes over time. The vision experts at Quality Optician of Olney find that it can be useful for our patients to know their optical prescriptions and to understand what they mean.
Aspen Hill Optical Prescription
Each prescription is comprised of a series of numbers that indicate different facets of your visual capabilities in order to represent what you need in your glasses or contact. The first number listed on your optical prescription refers to what is called the “spherical refractive error.” All that this stands for is if you are nearsighted, which means that you struggle with distance vision, or if you are farsighted, which means that you struggle to see things close-up. If you are nearsighted, there will be a minus sign before the first number of your prescription, and if you are farsighted there will be a plus sign. The second number in your optical prescription represents if you have astigmatism. Astigmatism is an irregular curvature in the cornea that can sometimes blur your vision if it is severe enough. This is a very common issue for patients and sometimes does not even require vision correction. The final number in your optical prescription refers to the direction of your astigmatism, and it is noted in degrees. There may be additional numbers in your optical prescription based on any other factors that affect your vision and that need correction.
If you would like to learn more about optical prescriptions and the other various eye care services and products provided by our Aspen Hill opticians
at Quality Optical of Olney, please visit our website for additional information. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our services, do not hesitate to contact us. Feel free to stop by or call during our regular office hours, or send us a message using the form on our website. We hope to see you soon at Quality Optical of Olney.
Aspen Hill Prescription Glasses
3404 Olandwood Court
Olney, Maryland 20832
By Quality Optical
August 15, 2013