How to read my prescription
The information on your prescription can sometimes be quite confusing. Do not panic, it looks harder than it really is. Here, we explain what information is important and what it means. After two minutes you will certainly see much clearer.
Two lines are important on your prescription: the values for your right and the values for your left eye. The right eye is abbreviated with R and the left eye with an L. After that you will see a few abbreviations such as SPH, a minus or a plus sign, and a few numbers. The abbreviations are explained below. The minus value indicates that you are nearsighted and the plus value indicates that you are farsighted. The number behind the plus or minus value is your correction. The higher the values, the worse your eyes.