I'm a 70 year old woman. About 15 years ago I had lasix surgery to correct my extreme nearsightedness. One eye was corrected for close work, the other for distance. Eventually I needed glasses with a little correction for night driving and close work. I have been happy with my glasses. Last month I went to have an annual eye checkup. The doctor said that the glasses were fine, except that he would increase the correction for reading a little and that the next time I get new glasses I should get this new prescription. I compared the old and new Rx. The two-year old prescription for the old glasses is
OD +1.25 -1.00 129
OS -.75 -.75 073
The new prescription is
OD -0.25+0.75 045
OS -1.50 +1.00 170
If I don't need new glasses right away, I'm fine with that, but these two Rx look so different that I'm confused. Are these two Rx as different as they look to me?
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