How to read your contact lens prescription

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Prescription spherical
This is just a sample prescription. Yours will likely look different but should contain the same information.

Right Eye (O.D.)

OD stands for "oculus dexter" which is Latin for "right eye". The right eye is always listed first on the prescription.
This is just a sample prescription. Yours will likely look different but should contain the same information.

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Frequently asked questions

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