Should Eye Examination Results Wear Glasses?
Good afternoon. Yesterday I finished my eye check, and the result is my right eye SPH -1.00, CYL 0.50, AX 5. And my left eye SPH -1.50, CYL 0.25, AX 11. But so far my vision has been good if the distance is close, only for great distances are difficult enough to have to squint. And I can not make a straight line, even make a line with a ruler that I see the results are slanted. And I often feel dizzy. Should I wear glasses? Thank you 🙏
Hello Maydha, thank you for asking.
Based on the results of your eye examination, you have refractive abnormalities in the form of myopia and astigmatism. Myopia is also called farsightedness, where a person cannot see objects that are far away. In myopia, the object's shadow falls in front of the retina, so the image is out of focus. The correction uses a negative spherical lens. The numbers -1 and -1.5 are the strength numbers of the correction lens diopters that you must use.
Astigmatism is caused by an uneven corneal surface. In this condition, a person will have difficulty judging the straight line. The correction uses a cylindrical lens, according to the strength of the diopters indicated on the examination results.
Regarding whether you need to use glasses or not, the answer is simple. If you feel you have vision complaints and complaints interfere with your daily life, then of course you should use glasses with the right size. If you do not or do not want to use glasses, it is entirely your right. One thing that you must remember is, vision disorders that are not corrected, will cause the progression of your refractive abnormalities. Minus and cylindrical values of your eyes will continue to increase with age. So, discuss this with your eye doctor. The doctor will help explain the importance of refractive correction.
Try to limit the amount of time you stare at the electronic screen in a day. Make sure the ambient light is not fainter than your electronic screen. Position the computer screen parallel to your eyes. Every 20 minutes, stare at a point for at least 6 meters, for 20 seconds. These things are done as a precaution so that the eyes are not easily tired and damaged.
Hopefully this answer is useful for you. Regards.