Understanding Your Prescription Rights for Glasses and Contact Lenses
Contact Lens Expo - Sample Prescription
Last Updated: May 28, References. This article was medically reviewed by Shaune Wallace, OD. Wallace is an Optometrist in Nevada with over 14 years of optometry experience. There are 16 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page.
Your contact lens prescription contains specific information to ensure your contact lenses are safe, comfortable and provide optimum vision. In fact, by law, your eye doctor must give you a copy of your prescription at the conclusion of your contact lens exam and fitting — even if you don't ask for it. Eye doctors use standard terms, abbreviations and measurements to write contact lens prescriptions.
Updated on February 18, Reviewed by Chris Day Optician and Dr. Justin Asgarpour Optometrist. Looking for an easy explanation on how to read your glasses or contact lens prescription? A glasses prescription is intended for the purchase of glasses only — it does not include information that is required in a contact lens prescription.