# Is negative prescription farsighted?

## Is negative prescription farsighted?

A “plus” (+) sign in front of the number means you are farsighted, and a “minus” (-) sign means you are nearsighted. These numbers represent diopters, the unit used to measure the correction, or focusing power, of the lens your eye requires.

**What is the lowest prescription for farsightedness?**

For the farsighted, the AOA classifies it this way:

- If your number is between +0.25 and +2.00, you have mild farsightedness.
- If your number is between +2.25 and +5.00, you have moderate farsightedness.
- If your number is greater than +5.00, you have high farsightedness.

**What is the average prescription for farsightedness?**

Measurements of farsightedness: -3.00 diopters or less is mild. -3.00 to -6.00 diopters is moderate. -6.00 to -9.00 diopters is severe. -9.00 diopters or more is extreme.

### What is considered legally blind for farsighted?

In order to be considered Legally Blind, you must have a CORRECTED visual acuity of no more than 20/200. Corrected visual acuity is your vision with corrective lenses- glasses or contact lenses. Most people who are nearsighted or farsighted or have astigmatism are fully correctable to 20/20.

**Is it better to be nearsighted or farsighted?**

Lenses with a negative or minus power will extend the focus further back and give a myopic person their best vision. A person who is far-sighted has an easier time seeing far away than up close. This results in either better vision far away or sometimes just less strain to see far away.

**What does astigmatism look like on a prescription?**

If you have an astigmatism, indicated by an “axis” and “cylinder” number on your prescription, it means that the front of your eye is irregularly shaped. This stops light from focusing properly on your retina and makes your vision blurry. It usually occurs along with near or farsightedness.

#### Is eye minus power curable?

While myopia cannot be cured, it can be treated to slow or even stop it from getting worse. Because myopia typically presents and develops in childhood, these treatments are targeted to children, typically between 6 and 15 years old.

**What does a negative astigmatism mean?**

Of the three numbers on your contacts or glasses prescription, the last two refer to astigmatism: Spherical indicates whether you are nearsighted or farsighted. A plus sign indicates you are farsighted, a minus sign indicates you are nearsighted.

**How do I know if I have astigmatism from prescription?**

## Are You farsighted or plus or negative?

On the flip side, your number may be positive. If you have a plus number, you are farsighted. Similarly, the larger your number, the greater your need for correction. The measurement of standard is usually 20/20.

**How do I know if I need farsighted or nearsighted correction?**

When you look at your prescription, you’ll see a number listed under the “sphere” section. If this number has a plus (+) sign in front, you need farsighted correction. If the number has a negative (-) sign in front, you require nearsighted correction. The higher the number, the stronger prescription you have:

**What is a farsighted prescription?**

For a farsighted prescription, the strength of the lenses will be marked with a plus sign. The more farsighted you are, the higher the numbers will be. For instance, a lens prescription of +4.50 is a stronger prescription than one that’s +2.00.

### What is the strongest prescription for a nearsighted person?

The more nearsighted you are, the higher the numbers will be. For instance, a lens prescription of -5.00 is a stronger prescription than -2.00. The strength of the lenses can vary for each eye. What to know about farsighted prescriptions