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difference between presciption and actual contact lens
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difference between presciption and actual contact lens

is there a problem if my contact lenses are slightly different from my prescription?

here is my presciption

Left eye:  
power -3.75
bc 8.6
axis 14.4
-1.75 cyl/ x 180

right eye
power -4.75
everything else is same as left eye

my question is this,

they are giving me 14.5 for the axis is this a problem?
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14.4 or 14.5 is not the axis.  thats the diameter of the lens in mm.  14.4 mm is a common size, so is 14.5 mm.

no, i would not consider the difference between a 14.4 diameter lens and a 14.5 diameter lens to be clinically significant.
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the power would be considered your prescription in your contact lenses. BC is the base curvature and the axis has to do with the fit of your contact lens, i hope that clears up some things :O)
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