I started my EM journey in late Dec 2020 and have been diligently measuring my eyesight on the snellen chart, taking cm measurements every day and go out for a daily one hour walk without fail. I practice AF throughout my walk but find it challenging to practice it while working on the computer or doing other indoor activities.
Despite being 6 months in now, I have had no progress and feel a bit discouraged. My prescription at the start of my journey was L -5.25 & R -5.75 and I could see 20/25 on a snellen clearly (20/20 with AF). I wasn’t overprescribed as I had already been getting the optometrist to prescribe me slightly reduced glasses/contacts so didn’t get see any quick gains.
I was using normalised L-5.00 & R-5.50 and differentials were -1.5 of my normalised. The normalised were giving me good blur challenge but as I hadn’t progressed after 5 months, I went down another 0.25 in each to see if that would encourage progress, but I don’t feel like it’s helped. I have a desk job and use the computer 8-10 hours a day but try to take breaks by looking out the window often and as already mentioned, go out for a walk for about an hour a day. I know I have better eye habits as my eyes now feel instantly uncomfortable and strained if I look at a close object with my normalised, but maybe I’m underestimating what it takes?
I am hoping that some of you may have had similar experiences that you’ve overcome and have some tips or words of encouragement that you could provide.