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Significant cost markups!

Buying something at retail means you are paying the marked up cost to help businesses make a profit. However, where you buy it can make a huge difference where it matters most - your wallet. Before you buy your next pair of glasses - shop smart and leave the markups behind.

 

Three Questions You Should Always Ask When Buying Prescription Eyewear

  • 1) Do you have a private label (more affordable) equivalent for my frames and lens options?
  • 2) Which frames are included within my vision benefit allowance?
  • 3) Do my glasses come with a warranty if I break them?

 

Call Davis Vision and let us know how we can help - (800) 999-5431

 

Making Sense of Your Prescription

Click on the sample prescription pad to understand more.

See a description of each item highlighted on the sample prescription pad (below) to understand more.

Prescription SymbolPrescription Symbol

Doctor of Optometry
175 East Houston Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205

Patient Name:
Expiration Date:
 1Sphere2Cylinder3AXIS4Prism5Base
6Distance8OD-0.75 SPH   
9OS-0.25-0.75172  
7AddOD     
OS     

Vertex lenses used in this examination; finished lenses to correspond.

OD Add reading
OD Add Intermediate
OS Add Reading
OS Add Intermediate
Notes:
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1 Sphere: Represents the amount of power, measured in diopters, the lens needs to provide clearer vision. Farsightedness is represented when written with a (+) symbol, whereas nearsightedness is represented when written with a (-) symbol.
2 Cylinder: Represents the amount of lens power, measured in diopters, which is needed to correct astigmatism. Farsightedness is represented when written with a (+) symbol, whereas nearsightedness is represented when written with a (-) symbol.
3 Axis: Represents the position of the amount of astigmatism and is used by labs to determine how to orientate the cylindrical lens to correct the astigmatism. Orientation measurements range from 0 - 180 degrees.
4 Prism: A measurement amount used to correct eye alignment. The prism targets eye turn, or "lazy eye", and double vision.
5 Base: Works with the Prism in correcting eye alignment. The base can be positioned up, down, in, or out.
6 Distance: Signifies the prescription lens power needed to clearly see objects far away.
7 Add: This is the near prescription needed for presbyopes. Additional positive power is necessary to magnify the distance prescription and restore the near vision.
8 OD: Right eye.
9 OS: Left eye.