# What is the prescription number for nearsighted vision?

## What is the prescription number for nearsighted vision?

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In general, the further away from zero the number on your prescription, the worse your eyesight and the more vision correction (stronger prescription) you need. A “plus” (+) sign in front of the number means you are farsighted, and a “minus” (-) sign means you are nearsighted.

**What does +2.5 eye prescription mean?**

If your prescription reads -1.00, that means your eyeglasses need 1 diopter of strength to correct nearsightedness. If your prescription reads +2.50, your eyeglasses need 2.5 diopters of strength to correct farsightedness. The higher the number, the more correction your vision needs.

### What does 2.25 mean for glasses?

For the nearsighted, the American Optometric Association (AOA) has determined the following levels of severity: If your number is between -0.25 and -2.00, you have mild nearsightedness. If your number is between -2.25 and -5.00, you have moderate nearsightedness.

**What does 1.25 glasses mean?**

Nearsightedness and Farsightedness 1.00 stands for one diopter. However, the correction can be measured in one-quarter diopters. For example, 1.25 is one and one-quarter diopters. Typically, the further away from zero, the stronger the prescription.

#### Is 2.5 strong for reading glasses?

Most 40-year-olds can start with low-strength reading glasses (+1.25 or +1.5), increasing to higher-strength readers every few years. By their 60s, most people will need reading glasses with a strength of +2.5 or higher to read comfortably and clearly.

**Is +2.50 A strong glasses prescription?**

If your number is between +0.25 and +2.00, you have mild farsightedness. If your number is between +2.25 and +5.00, you have moderate farsightedness. If your number is greater than +5.00, you have high farsightedness.

## Are 1.75 glasses strong?

The lowest strength is usually 1.00 diopters. Glasses go up in strength by factors of . 25 (1.50, 1.75, 2.00). The strongest glasses are 4.00 diopters.

**Is 1.75 A strong eye prescription?**

### Is +2.25 a strong prescription?

**Are 1.25 glasses strong?**

1.25 reading glasses Reading glasses in the 1.25 range are for low to moderately-farsighted wearers. If strengths below 1.00 aren’t adequate, lenses in the 1.00-2.00 range should do the job.

#### What eye prescription is considered bad?

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**What is the strongest eyeglasses prescription?**

what is the strongest eyeglasses prescription? Worst of the worst: A strong glasses prescription implied very severe refractive error. This is usually due to the eye either being too long, too short, or too irregular Read More No limit: There is a range of powers that cover the extreme to the common and the usual range is +20.00 to -32.00.

## What is considered severe nearsightedness?

The severity of nearsightedness is often categorized like this: Mild myopia: -0.25 to -3.00 D Moderate myopia: -3.25 to -5.00 D or -6.00 D High myopia: greater than -5.00 D or -6.00 D

**How bad is my eye prescription?**

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