How to Read Your Eyeglasses Prescription

Trying to read a prescription for glasses isn’t the easiest thing in the world, so we whipped up this guide to help you understand better what do the numbers in your eyeglasses prescription mean.

1. Reading Your Eyeglasses Prescription

While there might be some minor variations between different eye prescription forms, the generic doctor’s RX note will probably look very much like this :

The key to reading your eyeglasses prescription, whether you have nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism or anything else, is knowing what OD and OS stand for...