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Prescription For Eyeglasses

Prescription eyeglasses are popular for correction vision and improving eyesight. Globally millions of people suffer from poor eyesight owing to a number of conditions. With prescription reading glasses one can easily solve these problems. You can buy prescription glasses online today from CoolWinks. We have a large collection of spectacle frames and lenses. But, before you purchase prescription eyewear you may want to know more about it.

The most common visual issues faced by people are:

  • Myopia - Otherwise commonly known as nearsightedness. It makes distant vision blurry.
  • Presbyopia - Otherwise commonly known as farsightedness, which makes near vision and objects closer to you blurry.
  • Astigmatism - This results in light focused on more than a single spot on the retina which leads to blurry vision.

All three issues can be correction with correction prescription lenses for your spectacles.

Sometimes your prescription for reading glasses might reveal some numbers under OS and OD. They are Latin abbreviations for oculus sinister and oculus dextrus respectively. If you see something mentioned as OU it refers to something that involves both your eyes. The numbers represent diopters which is the unit used to measure the correction required for your eyes. Often the diopter is mentioned in an abbreviated ‘D.’

If you discount eyeglasses online prescription reads glasses prescription 1.25. Then this means that you have 1 and 1/4 diopter of farsightedness. If you are a glasses prescription -1.0 then it means you have one diopter of nearsightedness. However, negative one is a small amount of nearsightedness that requires a thinner glass. If you have negative 6 then your prescription reading glasses would come with thicker lenses.

If you are suffering from astigmatism then there will be three numbers on your prescription for glasses lenses. They are generally written using S x C x Axis.

  • S - refers to the spherical portion of your prescription which is basically the amount or degree of myopia or presbyopia you might have.
  • C - refers to the astigmatism or cylinder and this number can be positive or negative. The lower the number the better it is as a higher number indicates you have more astigmatism
  • Axis - is a number between 0 degrees to 180 degrees and it is used to pin point the orientation of astigmatism. Your optician needs to know the exact difference in the curvature taking place.

It is recommended that you get your eyes tested by an Ophthalmologist / Optometrist and use the prescription to purchase your prescription eyeglasses. You can buy prescription glasses with glass lenses but the polycarbonate ones are just as good these days and they generally don’t break as easily as glasses lenses for your spectacles.

You can buy womens prescription glasses and mens prescription glasses with high discounts from CoolWinks. We also stock a wide collection of retro eyeglasses from various eyeglasses brands.