## What are the 3 numbers on glasses prescription?

1) The eye size number (it is the size of the lenses on your frame). 2) The bridge size number (the distance between the lenses). 3) The temple length number (it is the size of that part of your eyeglass frame, which rests upon your ears).

## What does sphere +0.25 mean?

For example, if you have a sphere of -0.25, your vision is minimally affected. On the other hand, if your prescription starts at -5.00, you most likely have difficulty seeing at a distance without glasses. If the sphere indicates “Pl” or “Plano” for both eyes, it means that you do not suffer from myopia or hyperopia.

## What does 0.75 glasses mean?

This second number, -0.75, indicates the person has an astigmatism, which is a distortion in the shape of the cornea that causes blurred vision. Not everyone has astigmatism, of course, so if the number wasn’t there, you’d see some letters â€“ DS or SPH â€“ to indicate that there is no astigmatism.

## What does +1 mean on glasses prescription?

Eyeglass strength is measured in diopters. If your prescription reads -1.00, that means your eyeglasses need 1 diopter of strength to correct nearsightedness. If your prescription reads +2.50, your eyeglasses need 2.5 diopters of strength to correct farsightedness.

## What does +0.25 mean on an eye test?

If your number is between +0.25 and +2.00, you have mild farsightedness. If your number is between +2.25 and +5.00, you have moderate farsightedness. If your number is greater than +5.00, you have high farsightedness.

## What is normal eye SPH?

An SPH number indicates if you are farsighted or nearsighted. If the SPH value is 0.00, or noted by Plano, Pl, or an infinity sign, you do not have a vision distance problem. Typical SPH numbers range between 0.00 and +/- 20.00.

## What do numbers in vision mean?

An eye chart measures visual acuity, which is the clearness or sharpness of vision. The top number is your distance in feet from the chart. The bottom number is the distance at which a person with normal eyesight can read the same line. For example, if you have 20/30 vision, it means your vision is worse than average.

## What is 0.5 eye prescription?

Astigmatism is measured in diopters. A perfect eye with no astigmatism has 0 diopters. Most people have between 0.5 to 0.75 diopters of astigmatism. People with a measurement of 1.5 or more typically need contacts or eyeglasses to have clear vision.

## What does the plus and minus mean on an eye prescription?

A minus sign before the number indicates that you are nearsighted, while a plus sign means that you’re farsighted. Lens power is measured in diopters. The higher the number, the stronger the prescription. For example, â€ś-5.00â€ť written under sphere means that you are very nearsighted and need a five diopter correction.

## How do you read eye chart results?

Recording Snellen Results

Top number equates to the distance (in metres) at which the test chart was presented (usually 6m), Bottom number identifies the position on the chart of the smallest line read by the ‘patient’. Eg; 6/60 means the subject can only see the top letter when viewed at 6m.

## How do I read my eye test results?

In general, the further away from zero the number on your prescription, the worse your eyesight and the more vision correction (stronger prescription) you need. A â€śplusâ€ť (+) sign in front of the number means you are farsighted, and a â€śminusâ€ť (-) sign means you are nearsighted.

## What do the numbers in 20 20 mean?

20/20 vision is normal vision acuity (the clarity or sharpness of vision) measured at a distance of 20 feet. If you have 20/20 vision, you can see clearly at 20 feet what should normally be seen at a distance.

## What line is 20/20 vision on chart?

If you can read the letters of the 8th line, your sight is optimal (visual acuity 20/20). 7.

## What does 20 60 vision look like?

Having 20/60 vision means that you must be at 20 feet to see what a person with normal vision can see at 60 feet. Though people with 20/20 vision can see clearly, this measurement does not include other important aspects of sight like peripheral vision, the ability to see colors or depth perception.

## Is 20/400 considered legally blind?

20/200 to 20/400 is considered severe visual impairment, or severe low vision. 20/500 to 20/1,000 is considered profound visual impairment, or profound low vision. Less than 20/1,000 is considered near-total visual impairment, or near total blindness.

## What does 20/20 vision look like on a prescription?

Someone with perfect vision (20/20) would be able to see the same line of letter from 20 feet away that a normal person sees at 20 feet away.

## Is every eye chart the same?

The Snellen chart is the most widely used. Alternative types of eye charts include the logMAR chart, Landolt C, E chart, Lea test, Golovinâ€“Sivtsev table, the Rosenbaum chart, and the Jaeger chart.

Eye chart.
Snellen chart used for visual testing.
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Related itemsSnellen chart Landolt C Lea test logMAR chart

## What are the five levels of vision?

Mild â€“visual acuity worse than 6/12 to 6/18. Moderate â€“visual acuity worse than 6/18 to 6/60. Severe â€“visual acuity worse than 6/60 to 3/60. Blindness â€“visual acuity worse than 3/60.

## What does 20 70 mean when performing a vision test?

The ratio measurement of vision describes visual acuity, or the sharpness of vision, at 20 feet from an object. For example, having 20/70 vision means that you must be at 20 feet to see what a person with normal vision can see at 70 feet.

## How high does your prescription have to be to be legally blind?

What Eye Prescription is Considered Legally Blind? Simply put, if your prescription is -2.5 or lower, this means that you are legally blind. Visual acuity of -2.5 is equivalent to 20/200 vision. Visual acuity of -3.0, for instance, means that you have 20/250 or 20/300 vision.

## What does +2 mean in vision?

If your prescription reads -2.00, that means you are two diopters nearsighted.