All about Reading your EyeGlasses Prescription
Before placing an order, you need to get a prescription from your optician.
In most cases, your doctors prescription should look like the samples shown below. There are several ways of writing an eyeglasses prescription. For example, in sample 2 in the example below, the doctors has left out the decimal point. In sample 3, both the near and distance vision Rx are printed in the table hence eliminating the need for an ADD column.
The top row referred as (O.D) refers to the right eye and (O.S) refers to the left eye. SPH, CYL, AXIS , PRISM , ADD values are other important parameters used for generating corrective lenses for your eyes.
How we Processes your Prescription
There are two ways you can send us your prescription:
- Enter it Online
- Fax us your prescription
Our Online prescription Form
You can simply enter your prescription online through our order form as you can see in the image shown below.
Enter your prescription in the online order form exactly as you see it in the prescription table. Blank value should be left blank in the form and care should be taken with +/ - Signs. Corresponding SPH, CYL , AXIS and ADD values should be entered correctly. The online order form does not have the Prism column, if your prescription contains a prism, you need to check the box for Prism to enter the values.
Faxing Your Prescription
You also have the option to fax us your prescription. Fax your prescription to: (888)-297-2178. Or you can also e-mail us your prescription at email@example.com
Other - Pupillary Distance
The Pupillary Distance or PD is required to position the lens correctly in relation to the center of the pupils.In addition to your prescription, you might need the pupillary distance especially If your prescription does not have it. You may contact your local optician or measure it yourself.