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sir my name is MADHU, my age 24. sir recently i got a job in "Indian Railways". in medical test they said "Visual StandardsóDistance vision: 6/9, 6/9 without glasses. Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 without glasses"is necessary. But present my Distance Vision eye sight Right eye: -4.25 , left eye: -3.50. i mean am using these power glasses. so sir please tell am eligible for that job or not? -3.50, -4.25 means what. i means 6/? how much?

Dear Madhu,

Firstly, you need to find out if the Indian Railways allows you to use glasses, if yes, up to which power? The 6/9 is the visual acuity (lines of the chart) that you have described.
If the glasses make you see 6/6 or 6/9 and they are allowed, you should have no problem.

You could also consider laser vision correction or LASIk, please read more about it on www.lasikindia.in

Hope this helps,
Dr Shroff

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