Prescription Guide

Understanding your Prescription
Each time your visit an optometrist, you come back with a detailed prescription slip. Deciphering your prescriptions correctly especially while ordering your eyeglasses may look tricky with all the abbreviated terms and series of + & - numbers. This all-inclusive guide will help you read your prescriptions in an easy manner and understand all the terms in detail. Let’s start with the basics -
  • O.D. stands for Oculus Dexter or Right Eye
  • O.S. stands for Oculus Sinister or Left Eye
  • DV stands for Distant Vision
  • NV stands for Near Vision
  • + indicates long-sightedness or Hyperopia
  • - indicates correct near-sightedness or Myopia
Now that you’ve understood the basics, let begin decoding your prescription terms