Hey folks. I have a non-diopter-specific reduction/differentials question.
So, I just got my trial lens set and based on what gives me the best differential acuity with the test lenses, my diopter gap is like 0.5D different (less) than what my visual cortex is used to based on the glasses I’ve been wearing for the last few years.
I know that it is not recommended that we mess with diopter gap until we’re focused on equalizing (which shouldn’t happen until we’ve successfully dropped several times) but I wanted to know if we should follow what our acuity shows or if we should always keep to the diopter ratio when making adjustments until we’re specifically working on equalizing?
In other words, when getting new differentials, should I aim to hit 20/30 in both eyes (even if that means changing the diopter ratio) or just do a binocular drop from my current glasses to keep my visual cortex from having to adapt?
It feels like I should follow what my eyes want but don’t want to push the envelope too quickly since my visual cortex may not be ready for it.
p.s., I also asked this on discord but figured I should repost here for anyone else who may have a similar question in the future.