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September 3, 2019
Do you need vision correction with eyeglasses or contacts? If you do, you probably have an eye prescription. Your eye prescription gives you the numbers you need to correct your vision. An eye prescription can only be dispensed by an eye care professional such as an optometrist or ophthalmologist. EyeQue EyeGlass Numbers (EGNs) are the results generated from taking a refraction test using the EyeQue VisionCheck. EGNs are displayed in the same format as your eye prescription so you can easily compare the two.
Your eye prescription typically has these elements:
This is the amount of lens power, measured in diopters (D), prescribed to correct nearsightedness or farsightedness. If there is a minus sign (-), it means you are nearsighted. If there is a plus sign (+), it means you are farsighted.
If you have astigmatism, this is the lens power number to correct it. If you don’t have astigmatism or have very low levels of astigmatism, you won’t have a cylinder number.
The number for axis is the degree and direction of your astigmatism.
If you have presbyopia, you will have an ADD number to your prescription. ADD is the added magnifying power applied to the lower part of your glasses to correct for presbyopia. The number appearing in this section of the prescription is always a “plus” power, even if there is no plus sign.
This is your pupillary distance. Pupillary distance measures the distance between the pupils of your eyes. Your PD measurement helps the eyeglasses manufacturer to align your prescription properly to your eyes.
EyeGlass Numbers are the results that you get from the EyeQue VisionCheck. EyeGlass Numbers are not an eye prescription. Once you complete a series of tests with your device, you will get a set of EyeGlass Numbers. It uses the same type of numbers and format as an eye prescription issued by an eye care professional so that you can easily compare the EyeGlass Numbers with your current prescription.
An example of an EyeGlass Numbers record looks like this:
You can do a lot! You can track your vision over time, share your results with a loved one or your eye doctor, and even get a prescription online from a telehealth professional. If you have any questions about your EyeGlass Numbers, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can help!
There isn’t one set of magic numbers. Optometrists generally consider agreement up to 0.5 diopters as acceptable. That means if you visited two different optometrists on the same day and they both issued you a prescription, the Spherical and Cylindrical numbers could vary by up to 0.5 diopters and still be considered accurate vision correction for you to see clearly.
Here are a few reasons why you may be seeing a difference larger than 0.5 diopters:
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