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What would my prescription translate to on the Snellen Chart?

My prescription is -5 in both eyes - I jut wondered what this would translate to on the Snellen chart? I thought maybe 6/20? Just had an eye test in Spain and they seem to use a different system...

Thanks in advance!
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Did is no direct translation.  One (-5) is a measurement of your refraction and Snellen is a measurement of acuity.

A -5 would be less than the big letter "E" which is 20/400.

Dr. O.
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Thank you very much - I did actually do what seemed to be the Snellen test although the figures seemed different in Spain than in England. I could see the big letter E, despite being -5 in both eyes and was told I had 25% vision without correction, or 45/150. With correction I was quoted 100% vision and 6/20 (which seemed slightly confusing - surely 6/6 would be 100%?)

Anyway, I appreciate your help, if the above information makes sense to you at all I would be interested if anyone could explain it!
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