Can someone help me understand this prescription?

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Mike, Sep 9, 2003.

  1. Mike

    Mike Guest


    I've got a prescription here from a recent eye examination and wondered
    if someone here could help me understand it

    It goes like this:

    OD +1.25 sph
    6/9 OS +1.25 sph to 6/6

    PD 61(next two letters unclear) 1.50 M.A.R. design (unclear but
    that is what I think it is)

    Prox add +1.5 on (I think) PD 58 (next two letters unclear)

    Prox for VDU use and close reading only.

    I think I know what sph is - sphere - but I've not heard of PD, or

    I'd be very grateful if someone can enlighten me.
    Mike, Sep 9, 2003
  2. Mike

    nipidoc Guest

    Is there any reason that you have not asked your doctor for this information?

    nipidoc, Sep 10, 2003
  3. Mike

    Otis Brown Guest

    Dear Mike,

    This is my understanding of your information:

    This says that your right eye has about 20/30 vision,
    and would pass the DMV requirement of 20/40 or better.

    A positive focal status in normal for the eye from
    age 5 to 25.

    OS +1.25 sph to 6/6

    Your left eye has 20/20, which is completely normal.
    You have "hyperopic reserve" of +1.25 diopters.
    Again this is completely normal.

    It is not clear what your naked eye vision is.

    Perhaps ths ODs on this site can clarify that

    I would be curious to know if you pass
    the DMV (driving) test without glasses.
    PD Pupilary Distance -- or the distance between your two eyes.
    For close work, he has given you a bifocal with a
    positive diopter of +1.5 diopters.

    Do you have trouble reading without glasses?

    I am not certain what "M.A.R." is either.
    I am certain the ODs on this site will help.


    Otis Brown, Sep 10, 2003
  4. Mike

    Mike Guest

    That's an idea, I will see if I can find out.

    Many thanks,
    Mike, Sep 14, 2003
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