Change of plans.
My left eye is suffering. Needs more power to help fight mild astigmatism and amblyopic tendencies.
I added 0.25 in front of my left lens, and it was quite jarring, causing a pulling sensation in my eye and neck. Too bad I can’t increase by 0.12 without special lenses I don’t have access to. That would be ideal.
But the left definitely needs more power plus active focus work and relaxation too.
So, I’m changing my plans. Instead of ordering the next stronger pair of glasses, I’m going to only increase the left eye, and will purchase at least 2 new pairs of glasses with no more diopter ratio between the right and left.
If I do this, there’s no going back later, and I’ll never be able to use all my old glasses, except maybe for night driving for a little longer. This is a little scary of a jump to make, but I think it’s time, before Winter. I’ll take all Fall and Winter, into early Spring, to adapt to the change. I think it’s wise to do it now.
I popped the left lens out of a -0.25 sph pair of glasses and held it on top of my left lens. I think it was a bit over 0.25 actually. I hope the pair of glasses I get has the right lens stronger, if one has to be. 50/50 chance.
Oh boy. This is crazy. I can’t believe I’m seriously considering this now.
I really wish I had access to 0.12 increments right now. I really need more like 0.12 stronger in the left to have proper balance. 0.25, even though it means fully equalized, will tend to make the left eye sharper, and have to focus more, which will be jarring.
Then again, being at -4 now, it’s better to do this now rather than in a year or two when my lens power is lower.
I’ll probably still need the old lenses initially and probably can’t do this totally by the book as Jake recommends. I don’t think switching cold Turkey is going to be successful since the change is so big. 0.25 is a big change when you’re at -4 and trying to equalize.
I’m having serious doubts about this whole thing. Sometimes one eye is sharper. Sometimes the other is. But more often, the right is sharper with the current glasses.
I’m definitely going to do this, even though it’s a bit premature.