Is My Vision Bad????? -7.00 Right Eye -6.50 Left?

I got my eye exam and my vision has changed. I wear contacts and the measurements on the boxes say -7.00 for my right eye and -6.50 for my left eye. Honestly is this really bad? Im really sad right now because about two years ago (im guestimating) my prescription was -5.75. Is this a significant change for two years? What’s my eyesight measurement like in comparison with the average eyeglass wearer’s prescription?

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    1. You are at the lower end of the range of what is called severe myopia (nearsightedness). It’s certainly not good vision, but it’s not extremely bad either. I don’t know how old you are but myopia usually stabilizes by the early twenties. It isn’t unusual for a prescription to change that much in 2 years. Most nearsighted people have a correction between -2.00 and -4.00. Don’t worry. Your eyesight will always be correctable with glasses/contacts and that’s the most important thing.

      Moderate Myopia -3.00 to -6.00 diopters
      Severe Myopia -6.00 to -9.00 diopters
      Extreme Myopia > -9.00 diopters

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