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How Poor of Vision is This?

I have been wearing glasses since I was 7 years old, I just turned 28.  I went in yesterday to have my eyes checked after not having it done for a few years.  I know that my vision is very poor, I was just wondering how poor it was.  I know that I am very near sighted.

Right eye:  Sphere -8.00, Cylinder -1.00, Axis 5
Left eye:  Sphere -8.00, Cylinder -1.00, Axis 180

Thank you for the help!
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What's your definition of poor vision? You're myopic.

If you're looking for a 20/? then you're going to have to talk w/ your doctor, because it's impossible to get that information from your Rx. Most people though are able to see 20/20 or better with corrective lenses.

If you can drive without restrictions (other than having to wear corrective lenses) than your vision is perfectly fine.
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You have "high" myopia as a -8.00 - significant amount of nearsightedness, but to give you perspective, there are folks with prescriptions as high as -22.00 that ask questions on this forum.
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