Hello Jake and team,
I am a longtime member of EndMyopia and Back to 20/20. I have not posted in quite some time because I had been making steady progress. Briefly, back in 2015 my glasses prescription was quite high in the -13 diopter range. I’ve steadily been working to get it down to -10 diopter range as my first big milestone over the years. About three years ago, my vision became blurry as I approached this landmark. I think I was reducing by 0.25 diopters too quickly. I was doing it every 3 months, but my eyes may not have been ready for the changes so quickly. As a result, I reset my prescription higher by about one diopter and have been working my way down again over the last three years. This time, I have only been making changes when my distance landmarks and eye chart showed improvements.
My prescription now sits in the -11 diopter range, and I simply can’t make any further progress. In fact, I’ve found that my vision has gotten worse over the last year with this same prescription that I’ve been unable to move on from. I am able to achieve clear flashes with lots of blinking, but I simply cannot hold onto it (both for distance and closeup). My vision always goes blurry. I know one answer may be to reset again, but I’ve done this once already and it hasn’t worked.
I’m disheartened by my regression (my eyesight actually got worse by a full diopter based on my most recent eye exam since two years ago). I do my best to follow the program and shoot for at least one hour of distance vision every day.
I understand there’s a lot of detail I’ve left out, so I’m happy to answer any questions you have for me. I really appreciate your support and input here as I’m very much saddened by my inability to improve. Improving my eyesight over the last six years has been a huge priority in my life, and I want to do what I can to keep going.