2018 Eyeglasses Prescription

Posting my eyeglasses prescription here has got me out of a jam more than once since I started doing it, so I’ll continue the tradition: here’s the updated prescription for progressive bifocals I received this morning from Charlottetown Vision Care:

My 2018 Eyeglasses Prescription

Moving back in time, here’s the 2016 prescription:

Glasses Prescription

And the prescription from 2014, one I never had filled:

2014 Eyeglasses

And the prescription from 2012:

2012 Glasses Prescription

And the prescription from 2008:

I’ve now enough data points that making a table is useful to see the evolution of my prescription:

Right Eye (OD)

My right eye, at least from the inside looking out, is the most challenged one: if I toggle back and forth between my eyes, whether wearing my existing prescription or without eyeglasses, the right eye is demonstrably weaker than the left.

The only change this time from the last prescription is in the “Add” column. This is described here as:

The Add, short for Reading Addition, is the additional correction required for reading, this can be used to make either reading glasses, bifocal glasses or Varifocal glasses. This figure is an indication of how much extra power is required ‘on top’ of the distance prescription for near or intermediate glasses.

On this prescription the “Add” went from +1.50 to +2.00:

Year Sphere Cyl Axis Add Prism
2018 +4.50 -1.75 092 +2.00 1.00 D
2016 +4.50 -1.75 092 +1.50 1.00 D
2014 +4.50 -1.75 093 +1.50  
2012 +4.25 -1.50 090 +1.00 1.00 D
2008 +4.00 -1.00 090    

Left Eye (OS)

The stronger eye, which presumably why its “Sphere” measure (“the strength of lens required to correct your focus “) is less than the right. Again, the only change here is the “Add” from +1.50 to +2.00:

Year Sphere Cyl Axis Add Prism
2018 +3.25 -1.00 062 +2.00 1.00 U
2016 +3.25 -1.00 062 +1.50 1.00U
2014 +3.00 -1.00 063 +1.50  
2012 +3.00 -1.00 070 +1.00 1.00 U
2008 +3.00 -0.75 065    

My optometrist assures me that there’s lots of room in the corrective spectrum to continue correcting my vision for years to come.