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The prescription for my eyeglass is this; RE:PL-0.75x180,

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LE:PL-0.75x180. please what does it...
the prescription for my eyeglass is this; RE:PL-0.75x180, LE:PL-0.75x180. please what does it mean?
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Eye Doctor: Dr. Dan B., Board Certified Ophthalmologist replied 6 years ago
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Hello and thanks for your question. What this prescription means is that in both eyes you have a little bit of nearsightedness (myopia) and a little bit of astigmatism.

Does that answer your question? I'm not sure if you needed to know something else about the prescription?

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago

ok thanks.i'd like to pick an over the counter eyeglass with this prescription,what shld i look out for?i see most over the counter eyeglass,come in positive or negative strenght.is mine positive or negative?

Eye Doctor: Dr. Dan B., Board Certified Ophthalmologist replied 6 years ago

Actually, from what I've observed in OTC glasses, I usually don't see glasses that come in negative (nearsighted or myopic) power. Usually they only come in positive (farsighted or hyperopic) power because they usually try to target the population that is starting to need reading glasses at around age 40-45, which requires a positive or plus powered prescription of glasses to correct for.

In addition, there aren't any OTC glasses that you can buy that correct for astigmatism that you have a need to correct.

Does that make sense?

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
it makes sense.10q.what does the PL stand for?
Eye Doctor: Dr. Dan B., Board Certified Ophthalmologist replied 6 years ago
pl stands for plano. This means when the glasses are measured in "minus cylinder" or format, there is no measured myopia or hyperopia but it is mildly present when measured in plus cylinder convention.
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