A prescription for both glasses and contact lenses must include:
- the prescriber’s name, practice address, telephone number and signature,
- your name,
- the date of the eye exam, and
- all information that a licensed dispenser needs to make your glasses or fit the contacts.
A prescription will also include the power of each lens based on your specific condition: nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), blurred vision (astigmatism), or age-related need for reading glasses (presbyopia) – and may include additional information, such as magnifying power.
Contact lens prescriptions may also include information about a specific brand, material, size, or curvature of the lens depending on what you find most comfortable or is best suited to your condition.