Check this out:
Now, I’m NOT recommending that you go eliminate all of your cylinder correction.
The interesting point here is the power of self assessing diopter needs, using tools like the astigmatism measuring options out there, and coming to your own conclusions of what your eyes actually need.
Note here that Bea is in BackTo20/20 and no newbie to optics, diopters, measuring, understanding the consequences of adjusting focal planes. Very much accomplishable with the blog as well, just not a new student move.
Astigmatism ‘diagnosis’ is definitely one of the buttons you can push to make me get all Huffy McHuffypants. Nobody has astigmatism (or at least, the odds are very small) - until the optometrists get their hands on people, and create it. If you go to your optometrist who has your existing ‘prescription’, they’re not going to think about reducing any diopters. It’s entirely up to you to take matters into your own hands and learn how to assess your acuity!