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    peter123 is offline Senior Member
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    Hi there,
    Any short form or slang term for astigmatism, hyperopia, and myopia? How to read lenses prescription? For example, I have myopia (in our country, we use degree: 500 degree) and astigmatism (100 degree) and hyperopia (100 degree)

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    Re: lenses

    Not sure about the last two terms, as I am not an optician. But I am shortsighted as well. We do not really use myopia in common parlance.

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    Re: lenses

    I wear glasses

    I have bad eyesight.

    I wear corrrective lenses.

    I'm near-sighted, far-sighted, etc . . .

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    Re: lenses

    (In AmE):
    Myopia = nearsighted
    Hyperopia = farsighted
    Astigmatism is just astigmatism.

    And here is how we read eyeglass prescriptions.

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