I first posted last year about my low myopia. I also have low astigmatism.
I have not been wearing glasses for almost 2 years. My myopia is so low, that I can still see good enough, but def not crystal clear.
I have quit my job and can now afford to spend my days at the park for hours each day, something that I have been planning to do for improving my eyesight.
This has really helped me to clear up my ciliary spasm, a big step for someone who has been stuck in limbo staring at a screen 8+ hours a day. Even with work breaks, that ciliary spasm never went away till now. My eyes feel much “lighter” compared to spending all day staring at a screen “heavy” with ciliary spasm.
So, my eyes feel much better without ciliary spasm and I’m starting to active focus.
I walk around NYC looking at signs and I can sense my eyes are trying to find focus, something I haven’t felt before. I can tell there are trying to see differently now when looking around without ciliary spasm.
But notice that my vision is kinda “double”, I can see the two layers of overlapping text that are “mis-aligned” to eyes, much like how this post describes.
I notice that when I tilt my head to the left and right, I get improvements but it goes away when looking straight. I’ve read in the forum that this is likely due to astigmatism.
I notice that I do feel some strain the next day sometimes after AF, like an eye-headache combo.
Also, I just read Jakey saying that mis-aligned astigmatic vision could be due to looking at objects too far away. So maybe I need to find a better distance for AF practice. Makes sense. With low myopia, it is bit more challenging to find that sweet spot of distance and text size to get that AF engaged.
My latest prescription is from 2017, but you can see how low it is.
Do I need to get some glasses that have a lower cylinder or axis correction?
Patching to strengthen each eye?
How do I tell the difference between AF for myopia and astigmatism? Should I focus on one or both?
Definitely will keep reading the forums, this place is filled with great information and advice, so thank you so very much for a great community!