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How Bad is Your Prescription?

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Old 06-05-2008, 09:22 AM
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Default How Bad is Your Prescription?

Can someone please post a prescription range so people can see if they have a strong prescription or not?
For example, you might post something like this:

-0.25 -- -3.0 Mild
-3.25 -- -6.0 Moderate
-6.25 -- -10.0 Severe
> -10.0 Very Severe

Of course I'd like to see a range for positive prescriptions as well.

Thanks!
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Old 06-05-2008, 09:27 AM
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Can someone please post a prescription range so people can see if they have a strong prescription or not?
For example, you might post something like this:

-0.25 -- -3.0 Mild
-3.25 -- -6.0 Moderate
-6.25 -- -10.0 Severe
> -10.0 Very Severe

Of course I'd like to see a range for positive prescriptions as well.

Thanks!
I got -0.50 on one eye and -0.75 on the other one.
That isnt that bad, is it.
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mine is in range of
-3.25 -- -6.0 Moderate
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I'm -6.5 in the left, and -5.75 in the right...
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mine is in range of
-3.25 -- -6.0 Moderate
Thanks, dheeruyadav. Does anybody else know what their prescription is and how severe it's considered to be?
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My prescription is:

R: -2.50 -2.25(CYL) 010(AXIS)
L: -3.00 -1.25(CYL) 180(AXIS)

My eye doctor said about 40% of ppl that come in his office are worse than me, and 15-20% who wear contacts that come in are worse.
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around the same, -5.0 on each eye, although one eye switched to -4.75...anyway they're definitely getting worse, I can tell in the vision difference between one eye each and both eyes open, it'll need to be checked up soon.
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mine is in range of
-3.25 -- -6.0 Moderate
I hope you don't think that you are "officially" moderate in your prescription, dheeruyadav. I totally made that chart up off the top of my head. It's only an example of the type of information I'm looking for.
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Old 04-29-2009, 04:35 PM
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I got -0.50 on one eye and -0.75 on the other one.
That isnt that bad, is it.
In my non-medical opinion, if your numbers are less than one, you're doing okay.
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Old 08-18-2009, 02:46 AM
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Thank you for that post, john. I don't actually know the eye prescription to me. Do you think it could be possible to have a high lens grade after having a check up 2 months ago?
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Thank you for that post, john. I don't actually know the eye prescription to me. Do you think it could be possible to have a high lens grade after having a check up 2 months ago?
I'm afraid I don't quite understand the question, gamblinglord. Are you asking if it's possible for your eyesight to change a lot in two months?

If that's the case, it's not likely for your eyes to change that quickly, unless you have an accident and damage your eyes, of course. That's why it's common practice to get your eyes checked once a year, instead of every month or something, because things don't usually progress very quickly in your eyesight. If your eye doctor spots something in your eyes that has been getting worse for the last, say, eleven months, there's usually still time to fix it.
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Thanks, dheeruyadav. Does anybody else know what their prescription is and how severe it's considered to be?
My right eye is -7.85, and my left eye is -11.50... N thats like pretty bad... I dunno how bad compared to how bad they get, but without my glasses, i have to have a book inches from my face to read it :/
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If you think any of these prescriptions are bad, spare a thought for new member rtylock.

http://www.lens101.com/general-eye-health/98419-extreme-nearsightedness-can-anyone-compare.html

My own prescription for contacts is -3.5D spherical and 0.5 to 0.75D Astigmatism.

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Right eye is -15.75
Left eye is -16.00
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Right eye is -15.75
Left eye is -16.00
Wow! Can you even get correction for numbers that large?
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Here's a chart from eyesurgerychoices.com

Refractive Myopia Hyperopia
Mild -0.25 to 3.00 +0.25 to +1.00
Moderate -3.25 to 5.75 +1.25 to +2.75
Severe -6.00 and above +3.00 and above
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Wow! Can you even get correction for numbers that large?
Yes you can. I've been wearing contact lenses since I was 17, I'm 51 now. Proclear makes disposable soft lenses to -20.00. I'm having problems with the Proclear trial pair my doc gave me so he is most likely put me on regular soft lenses.
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Here's a chart from eyesurgerychoices.com

Refractive Myopia Hyperopia
Mild -0.25 to 3.00 +0.25 to +1.00
Moderate -3.25 to 5.75 +1.25 to +2.75
Severe -6.00 and above +3.00 and above
Awesome. Thank you summerluvr2.
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Yes you can. I've been wearing contact lenses since I was 17, I'm 51 now. Proclear makes disposable soft lenses to -20.00. I'm having problems with the Proclear trial pair my doc gave me so he is most likely put me on regular soft lenses.
Thanks for answering my question. I hope the regular soft lenses do the trick for you.
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Thanks for answering my question. I hope the regular soft lenses do the trick for you.
Thank you. Me too. My bad nearsightness runs in my family but, I had a very severe head injury when I was a teen and that's what caused it to accelerate and get non age related mauclar degeneration.
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Awesome. Thank you summerluvr2.
Your welcome!
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Thank you. Me too. My bad nearsightness runs in my family but, I had a very severe head injury when I was a teen and that's what caused it to accelerate and get non age related mauclar degeneration.
Wow, that's too bad summerluvr2. If you don't mind me asking, were there any other long term effects from your injury?
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Wow, that's too bad summerluvr2. If you don't mind me asking, were there any other long term effects from your injury?
Exteme myopia, Non Age Related Macular Degeneration, and short term memory problems. I need to take stock in post it notes!
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Well, my eye doc found that I have Giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC). The mast cells produce VERY sticky mucus that sticks to everything and is impossible to get off. My eye doc put me on Lotemax and I threw out all the contacts lenses I had worn and the cases I used. I go back in one week and, hopefully, the problem will be gone. He is ordering me new trial pairs of Proclear lenses.
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My right; -3.00, with an astigmatism of -0.75

My left; -3.25, with Amblyopia which makes my vision in this eye vey poor even with correction.

I think I have quite unusual eyes.
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My right; -3.00, with an astigmatism of -0.75

My left; -3.25, with Amblyopia which makes my vision in this eye very poor even with correction.

I think I have quite unusual eyes.
That does look rather unusual, Carly. Tell me again what amblyopia is?
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That does look rather unusual, Carly. Tell me again what amblyopia is?
It's a lazy eye. It's hard to explain but I see better peripherally with my left than when I actually try to look at something, so the majority of my vision comes from my right eye.

Perhaps someone else can explain it better lol But I do know it has to be corrected at a very young age, and mine wasn't picked up till I was about 7. I did wear a patch for a while to try and strengthen the left eye, but can't say that I think it helped.
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It's a lazy eye. It's hard to explain but I see better peripherally with my left than when I actually try to look at something, so the majority of my vision comes from my right eye.

Perhaps someone else can explain it better lol But I do know it has to be corrected at a very young age, and mine wasn't picked up till I was about 7. I did wear a patch for a while to try and strengthen the left eye, but can't say that I think it helped.
Doesn't the weaker eye tend to sort of drift off so that it's not looking in the same direction as the other and so you see double? Am I remembering lazy eye correctly or am I thinking of something else?
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Doesn't the weaker eye tend to sort of drift off so that it's not looking in the same direction as the other and so you see double? Am I remembering lazy eye correctly or am I thinking of something else?
Well I never see double, I think the signals are turned off so as you don't see double & that's why the vision is so poor.

I did used to be pretty cross eyed as a child, but it's kinda corrected now & I only go cross eyes sometimes or it can show in pictures lol
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Well I never see double, I think the signals are turned off so as you don't see double & that's why the vision is so poor.

I did used to be pretty cross eyed as a child, but it's kinda corrected now & I only go cross eyes sometimes or it can show in pictures lol
That was a fast answer, Carly. Thank you.

You can definitely get contact lenses or glasses to help with a lazy eye. I'm afraid I don't know if any special brand of lenses for that, but you can look around Lens 101 and probably find something. It's not much, but it may be enough. I hope so.
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That was a fast answer, Carly. Thank you.

You can definitely get contact lenses or glasses to help with a lazy eye. I'm afraid I don't know if any special brand of lenses for that, but you can look around Lens 101 and probably find something. It's not much, but it may be enough. I hope so.

I wear contats which I love, but it can only correct a certain ammount of vision in the lazy eye. There isn't an awful lot else that can be done, it can't totally be corrected with glasses or contacts. I just have to be careful not to damage my right eye.

But overal usung both eyes my vision is good, so it's not much or a hassle.
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I wear contats which I love, but it can only correct a certain ammount of vision in the lazy eye. There isn't an awful lot else that can be done, it can't totally be corrected with glasses or contacts. I just have to be careful not to damage my right eye.

But overal usung both eyes my vision is good, so it's not much or a hassle.
Well that's good. I'm glad you're not too bothered by the lazy eye. A good attitude can have amazing restorative effects.
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Well that's good. I'm glad you're not too bothered by the lazy eye. A good attitude can have amazing restorative effects.
I've heard that too. I think a good attitude keeps you motivated to take care of yourself and follow the doctor's instructions.
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I've heard that too. I think a good attitude keeps you motivated to take care of yourself and follow the doctor's instructions.
Yes, that too. Thanks Trixie.
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I wear contacts which I love, but it can only correct a certain amount of vision in the lazy eye. There isn't an awful lot else that can be done, it can't totally be corrected with glasses or contacts. I just have to be careful not to damage my right eye.

But overall using both eyes my vision is good, so it's not much or a hassle.
I'm glad you didn't let that lazy eye bring you down, Carly. I hope to see you around this forum some more.
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My prescription for contacts is:

Right: SPH -7.00 / CYL -0.75 / AX 60
Left: SPH -6.50 / CYL -1.25 / AX 120

which is bad enough.

However, that's nothing compared to my daughter - she's -20.00 in each eye. I've started a thread asking about her options for contacts here:

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My prescription for contacts is:

Right: SPH -7.00 / CYL -0.75 / AX 60
Left: SPH -6.50 / CYL -1.25 / AX 120

which is bad enough.

However, that's nothing compared to my daughter - she's -20.00 in each eye. I've started a thread asking about her options for contacts here:

lens101.com/general-contact-lens-care-questions/131691-extreme-myopia-contact-lens-options.html
Wow, so does your daughter wear glasses now?
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Wow, so does your daughter wear glasses now?
Yeah - they are mighty thick! She keeps breaking them, and as a very shortsighted person myself, I know the vision benefits of using contacts over glasses, so I would love to transition her to contacts sooner rather than later.
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Yeah - they are mighty thick! She keeps breaking them, and as a very shortsighted person myself, I know the vision benefits of using contacts over glasses, so I would love to transition her to contacts sooner rather than later.
I don't know you or your daughter, but if she keep breaking glasses, is she going to be okay in contact lenses? I'm not even confident of my own ability to properly handle contact lenses without damaging them.
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I don't know you or your daughter, but if she keep breaking glasses, is she going to be okay in contact lenses? I'm not even confident of my own ability to properly handle contact lenses without damaging them.
She breaks her glasses by throwing them when she has a tantrum - I don't think she'll try to rip out her contacts. She won't be the one putting them in, so she doesn't need to handle them. We'll give it a go and see what happens anyway.
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She breaks her glasses by throwing them when she has a tantrum - I don't think she'll try to rip out her contacts. She won't be the one putting them in, so she doesn't need to handle them. We'll give it a go and see what happens anyway.
I wish you well with setting up your daughter with contact lenses. She'll just have to find something else to throw when she has a tantrum.
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