I’ve been looking forward to a new podcast and I thoroughly enjoyed this one! It touches on many things I’ve been thinking about myself lately.
I can totally relate to this tendency to move forward faster that advised, because I too get impatient after having spent an amount of time with a pair of normalized. I haven’t been able to stick with a pair of normalized for 3 months yet…
As I wrote in this post (not the main one, but the comment) I recently made another reduction and it was again way ahead of schedule. This was a mere 10 days ago. And to my utter astonishment I found my vision today to be better than ever. During my walk I could see clearly for several kilometers, or so it seemed. There also was absolutely no double vision. And it wasn’t even sunny weather! It’s just unbelievable! Even my (weaker) right eye would only have a hint of blur. Of course I had to check my measurements right away… And my Snellen and cm measurements both confirm the improvement:
R: 20/25, L: 20/15, Both: 20/15
R: 40, L: 47 (that’s 4 cm more for both eyes in 10 days)
I had a similar (but not quite as drastic) experience after my previous reduction. In both cases before the reduction the right eye would lag behind and hardly seemed to make any more progress. And on some days there would be some double vision (but never really annoying or unmanageable). But in both instances I saw a big improvement very soon after the reduction. It’s like my eyes were just waiting to get that bigger challenge, before getting to work. So should I be worried about having to pay the price for this impatience later down the road, @jakey? I get that you should not reduce when you’re plagued by nasty double vision issues, but I feel that in my case the double vision was never really an issue. Yes I’d notice if from time to time on days when my vision was a bit worse, but it was always manageable. And now it’s just this huge leap forward, where I see better with my new normalized that I ever did with the previous ones. And as I’m writing this, I suddenly realize I’m doing it without my differentials! So, if this improvement lasts, I might be tempted to make yet another reduction soon. But then I don’t want to fall in the trap mentioned in this episode of the podcast, where I might suddenly find myself in a position where it’s nearly impossible to improve any further. On the other hand, I don’t think sticking with a pair of normalized for another 2 months when you can already see perfectly with them, will be of much use…
Anyway, for now I’ll just take it easy for a while, to see whether this is indeed a lasting improvement. I guess there’s also something to be said for just enjoying the clarity for a while before moving on again.
BTW, it was indeed hilarious how your roles kind of reversed halfway through the podcast, and it seemed as though he was the host of the show, and you the honored guest! “One more question, then I’ll let your go.”… LMAO