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What prescription can Laser Eye Surgery correct?

When you go in for an eye exam at the opticians, the main thing you come out knowing is whether or not you need to wear glasses. But they also might mention a bit about exactly why you need glasses. With your little prescription card in your hand, they’ll explain how you have shortsightedness, longsightedness, astigmatism, or maybe a mixture of the above. Aside from that, there’s not much else you need to know. But if you’re not too keen on a lifetime of glasses or… Read more

What prescription can Laser Eye Surgery correct?

What is the minimum prescription for Laser Eye Surgery?

Laser Eye Surgery is already a widely available procedure that’s only becoming more popular. Most people, therefore, know at least one person who’s had it done. And chances are, they only have good things to say about it. As well as improving your vision, reducing dependency on visual aids, and minimising things like contact lens related dry eye, Laser Eye Surgery can free you up to engage in all sorts of activities, sports, and events you could never imagine doing with glasses… Read more

What is the minimum prescription for Laser Eye Surgery?

What does 20/20 vision mean?

How good is your vision? Is it 20/40? 20/30? Or maybe you’re one of the lucky ones and it’s 20/16? Well, if we go by the statistical average, you have 20/20 vision. But in reality, it’s more likely you have no idea, and you’re thinking what on earth do all these numbers even mean? This is because unless you’re an optometrist, you won’t be overly familiar with the Snellen chart. We’ll fill you in with exactly what you need to know by first… Read more

What does 20/20 vision mean?

Understanding your prescription

You’ve just had an eye exam, and your optometrist or ophthalmologist has given you a new glasses prescription, full of all the measurements you need to attain clear and comfortable vision. They may have told you you’re short or long-sighted, or that you have astigmatism, but when you look at your prescription, it doesn’t simply say “long-sighted”. Rather, there are an array of abbreviations with decimal numbers, pluses and minuses, and strange symbols underneath. Little did you know, you need to be… Read more

Understanding your prescription