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Can I use the same prescription for contacts as glasses?
Eyeglass and contact lens prescriptions are NOT the same. Different measurements, such as base curve and lens diameter are needed for contact lenses. Not only that, but the lens power is often modified from eyeglasses to contacts.
An accurate contact lens prescription can only be written after a contact lens fitting has been performed.
If you want glasses AND contact lenses, be sure to tell your doctor so he/she can assess your eyes properly and write prescriptions for both.