How do I read my soft contact lenses prescription?
A contact lenses prescription is not the same as an eyeglass (spectacles) prescription. In addition to your lens power, your contact leness prescription contains information relating the size of the lens to your eye. You may also find your prescription printed on the packing in which your contact lenses were supplied.
A typical contact lenses prescription looks like this :
Brand Name must be included. E.g. (Acuvue, Surevue, Optima FW, etc.)
If you have astigmatism, you will have been fitted with a toric contact lens.
In addition to the above specification, toric contact lenses wearers will have other figures on their prescription. These are CYL (Cylinder) and AXIS.