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Varied prescriptions of cylindrical and without cylindrical power. Feel strain on eyes without cylindrical power. Opinion?

one doctor prescribes cylindrical power while other prescribe no cylindrical power . I am prescribed distance +0-50 and +2 -00 for near vision . two doctors prescribed in addition to above cylindrical power +0-50 with axix in right eye 180 and 20 in left and 6/6. which one is suitable for me. without cylindrical power I am comfortable for an hour or two but after that I feel stain on eyes . Please advice.
Fri, 12 Jul 2013
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Dear user
Cylindrical power is prescribed for correction of astigmatism. You need to undergo simple refraction tests to find out the correct refractive power. A simple test to determine the presence of astigmatism is by stenopaeic slit test. You can ask for the test next time when you visit your optometrist.
You will be comfortable when the correction for your refractive error is correct.
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