Your glasses prescription explained

How to read your prescription

DISTANCE

+2.25

-1.00 65 - -
NEAR
ADD +1.50
DISTANCE

+2.25

-1.00 65 - -
NEAR
ADD +1.50

ADD - If you are over 40, you may have a number here. This is your reading addition and relates to the amount of additional correction needed to focus at close distances. A measurement will mean you have different prescriptions for distance and reading. Sometimes another add for intermediate prescriptions is also required.

In some cases the near add is written on the prescription in a different format and is already combined to provide the near prescription.

f you have any questions about your prescription or would like a copy of your prescription please contact your local store, or the store where you had your eye test.