Can I use my glasses prescription for contacts?

In short, the answer is no! You should not convert your eye glass prescription to your contact lens prescription. Equally, you can not change your contact lens prescription to a glasses prescription.

How do I convert my glasses prescription to contacts?

No – you cannot directly convert a glasses prescription to a contact lens prescription. Equally, you cannot convert a contact lens prescription to a glasses prescription.

Will my glasses prescription work for contacts?

Can I use my glasses prescription for contacts? Contact lens and glasses prescriptions are not the same. A contact lens must match the size and shape of your eye. Therefore, a prescription for contact lenses contains information like base curve and diameter, as well as brand.

Is contact lens power different from glasses?

In general, the prescriptive power of a contact lens will be somewhat less nearsighted than eyeglasses. So in most simple words, the power of a contact lens will be lower than the eyeglass prescription. Reason being the distance of the lenses from the surface of the eyes.

Are glasses prescriptions stronger than contacts?

Since eyeglasses are usually about 12 millimeters from the eye, the prescriptive power of a contact lens — which is positioned directly on the tear film of the eye — will be slightly less nearsighted. This becomes significantly different with prescriptions of 4D or greater.

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Why do I see better with contacts than glasses?

This means they bend light in a way that more accurately meets your prescription, and so if you switch from glasses to contacts they can appear to slightly increase your visual acuity. Another reason contacts can appear to provide better vision than glasses is the fact that glasses are exposed to the elements.

What eye prescription is legally blind?

It is important to know that the prescription for total blindness is 20/200, but that is after your eyesight has been corrected. That means if your natural eyes see at 20/200, but you can improve it to 80/200 with glasses or contacts, then you are not legally blind.

Can you get contacts just to change your eye color?

Colored contacts can completely change your eye color, but they can also correct your vision. Just the same as with clear contacts, color contacts can be fabricated to correct: Myopia (nearsightedness)