Appropriate ADD # based in new info.

Discussion in 'Glasses' started by rubelric, Mar 28, 2021.

  1. rubelric


    Mar 28, 2021
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    I recently got a new prescription for bifocals. I explained at the exam the reason for this was not distance vision but due to trouble reading very small print. Unfortunately the reading portion of the new prescription is not strong enough for the intended purpose. A book at 40 cm it is crystal clear. But I use readers for the very small print of a 5 hour energy drink bottle or the small print of a menu, not to read the newspaper.. At 40cm that lettering is too small to read. At ½ the distance (20cm) the letters are large enough but too out of focus. With my old Walgreens 3.5 reading glasses everything is blurry at 40 cm but perfectly sized and perfectly focused at 20-22cm, even in low light. That is what I a looking for.

    My friend at the local lab will re-cut them for free in time for my trip if I get him the revised numbers quickly. Since I won’t be able to make an apt with my Optometrist until I return in a couple of months. I thought I would take a stab at the number.

    Here is my reading prescription. Any suggestions as to what “add” number might better suited to my needs would be greatly appreciated.

    OD SPH +1.00 CYL -1.25 AXIS 100 ADD 2.00
    OS SPH +0.25 CYL -1.00 AXIS 090 ADD 2.00

    Kindest Regards,
    Rich Rubel,
    Denver Colorado.
    rubelric, Mar 28, 2021
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