First of all, IMPROVEMENT UPDATE!
From August 2020:
- R: ↓75 SPH (-5.75 → -5)
- L: ↓75 SPH (-4 → -3.25)
Cheers Jake and all the Endmyopians who contributed for helping me make this possible !
- R: ↑50 CYL (-1.25 → -1.75)
- L: ↑ 25 CYL (-3 → -3.25)
So I know from some blog posts that a “pseudo-increase” in cylinder might occur when our spherical correction improves and that we should ignore this ‘increase’ and continue to work on only one focal plane change for every reduction.
Also, I’ve been on my second (current) pair of normalised for 5 months now, and am (eagerly) preparing to transition to my third pair as soon as I straighten this cylinder issue out. It has been a long wait and my best guess for this prolonged period of time it took my eyes to “axially-shorten” is the fact that I am having to cope with that ghosting that I see, especially when doing pulling focus in distance vision. From the blog posts, videos and my personal experience, I understand that ghosting is tough to eradicate even when I am doing Active Focus – which only removes the myopic blur and not the directional blur.
So, what I’ve done to ascertain if I do have need a stronger astigmatism correction was to:
- DIY: Using my test lens kit! (in different lighting conditions and different times of the day)
- Trip down to le good ol’ optic shop! (3 different opticians on 3 different occasions (last Dec, Jan and Feb)
And… yeah, I do need that higher cylinder that I mentioned above to completely remove ghosting and directional blur in my distance vision.
I followed the general principle of leaving the cylinder correction untouched for all my normalised. But now I’m starting to wonder if I should increase my cylinder while leaving the spherical the same in my next (3rd) normalised reduction to mitigate the strain my eyes and visual cortex have to undergo when it tries to smoothen out the ghosting and directional blur.
OR, should I continue to wait it out and work on 0.25 reductions in my SPH only, and only start decreasing CYL in my 4th successful reduction?
Thoughts fellow Endmyopians?