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Can you please explain what my eye test results mean please

Near Vision: Left eye - N14 Right eye - N6 Both eyes - N4

Long Distance Vision: Left eye - 6/9 Right eye - 6/6 Both eyes - 6/6

I don't understand what the 'N' rating means.

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Qualified optometrist Simon Kay BSc(Hons) MCOptom answers this question.

The 'N' reading test chart is just the printers point. N5 is regarded as the smallest size type in general use. Your left eye is obviously weaker as you only see N14 in this eye, which is much bigger print,  and the distance visual acuity is one line below normal at 6/9, 6/6 being normal vision.

Optician's Biography

Simon Kay BSc(Hons) MCOptom has been a qualified Optometrist for over 30 years, and has a vast experience of almost all aspects of optometry. He joined Specsavers Opticians in 1993 first in Liverpool and for 15 years as a director of Lancaster and Morecambe. He served on many panels and committees whilst a director, including those responsible for IT design and professional advancement. He was regional chairman of the North West directors of Specsavers for over 12 years and as such was involved in almost all aspects of optometry on a business and professional level. He has been involved on the Local Optical Committee for many years and is currently Vice Chairman in his area.
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