Every time I went to the eye clinic for annual eye checkup, the doctors used to educate me to be alert about indications of retinal detachment. It was because of my elongated eyeball, I have a huge risk. In April 2019, after returning home from an annual eye check-up, I started Googling about retinal detachment and possibilities of preventing it. I went down the path in search of reversing myopia and landed on www.endmyopia.org. Before reaching at EM’s website I watched Todd Becker’s video on Youtube. I registered on EM for 7 day mail on Mon, Apr 15, 2019.
I started with full correction of OD -7.00D SPH -1.00D CYL 70 axis, OS -5.25D SPH -0.75D CYL 110 axis.
I read a lot on Facebook group and this forum, watched videos on Jake’s channel. I read about vision biology and went to Google Scholar too, to read about the keywords that form the foundation of this protocol. Luckily I found an optometrist who helped me order my first differentials and the subsequent eyeglasses.
I started on 5th September 2019. I went super slow, partially because I wanted to go patiently and I had some personal issues which had slowed me down. I am at present on my fourth differentials and third normalized. I have done only bifocal spherical reductions. My first normalised was 0.50D less from my full correction and I have reduced 0.25D every time. At present my normalised is OD -6.00D SPH and OS -4.25D SPH. I have not touched the CYL correction. I went for an eye check-up, and my eyes are fine and they said that I can continue with my glasses. That was an obvious signal for me to reduce. I went to the clinic wearing OD -6.25D OS -4.50D.
By the way, I don’t have much blur at all with the current normalised. It was almost 20/30 in the dark room of optometrist. Outside, I have slight blur at something way far, in my case, it is a furniture shop name that is visible from my balcony.
I am going by Jake’s guidelines, and I will try to drop astigmatism by 0.25D alternating those with SPH reductions. I will have to start with astigmatism from next reduction to keep enough space for equalising later on.
Initially, I used to keep log of my eye measurements. I will try to record it at least once a month.
I am deeply grateful to Jake. Thank you all. In addition to the blogs, journey notes by forum members have been very useful to verify my understanding of the concepts and the learning the practical tweaks.