Are you concerned about picking out your very first pair of prescription lenses? Whether you are choosing your very first pair of eyeglasses, or have just made the switch to contact lenses, your optical prescription is a number that will rarely ever be the same as anyone you know, and will never truly stay the same. As you grow and age, your optical prescription will change either for better or worse, depending on your age and the source of your vision problem. Fortunately, you can always find the perfect fit for your needs and the information you need to always see clearly with your local eye doctor in New Dorp at the welcoming practice The Vision Gallery, Ltd.
Eyeglasses prescriptions can vary from person to person, and are also entirely different depending on what vision problem you are suffering from. If you have been diagnosed as having hyperopia or farsightedness, your prescription for OD and OS will be denoted with a plus sign. In myopia, the number is denoted with a minus sign to indicate need for increased vision at a distance. OD and OS are classical Latin abbreviations still in use today for the purpose of denoting one eye from the next. It is very rare that both eyes will require the exact same level of visual correction. OD stands for oculus dexter and is used to denote the right eye, while OS stands for oculus sinister and is used to denote the left eye. Sphere or SPH is also used to indicate the amount of lens power needed, and indicates in nearsightedness and farsightedness that prescription should be evenly applied throughout. If you have been diagnosed with astigmatism, you will notice that your prescription includes CYL. This stands for cylinder, and indicates that the prescription is not spherical, and requires a specific curvature in order to correct this problem for perfect vision. Cylinder prescriptions are always included with an axis, a number between 1 and 180, and forms the meridian with the cylinder power for toric lenses. If you have presbyopia in addition to a previously diagnosed condition, your lenses will include Add, which is the plus power added to the bottom of the lens for reading. With a contact lens prescription from your trusted eye doctor in New Dorp you will find BC that represents the curve of the cornea, as well as DIA for a perfectly fitting lens.
You can find the answers you need to all of your optical prescription questions at your neighborhood eye doctor in New Dorp. Our fully licensed and professionally trained staff at the offices of the Vision Gallery, Ltd carry a wide selection of eyewear to meet your unique needs. No matter what your optical prescription or personal needs may be, you can always find the perfect fit at Vision Gallery, Ltd.