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Prescription Conversion

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Old 06-18-2008, 12:04 PM
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Is there a simple way to convert a prescription for glasses to one for contact lenses?
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Not really, there are mathematical formulas and lots of charts. But if there is any astigmatism or presbyopia present it gets more complicated than just converting the power. Not to mention the different fits and types of contact lenses.
Just to give a little information though, with nearsighted prescriptions greater than -4.00, the contact prescription will have less power than the eyeglass. Farsighted will have more power needed in the contact prescription than the eyeglass when over a +4.00.
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Is there a simple way to convert a prescription for glasses to one for contact lenses?
I think one should consult to his/her ophthalmologist for this...he is the best person to answer this,
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