I’ve always had pretty good eyesight (can read the 20/10 line in good light) and have never worn glasses. I’ve been following Jake here and on youtube for maybe 3 or 4 years now, and have an eye chart at home and reaction balls and try to practice Active Focus whenever I’m outside. The covid has had me spending much more time indoors than I would like and robbed me of a lot of sports and outdoor stuff that I would like to do. I’ve started to get headaches staying indoors and looking at the computer.
I went for full diabetic eye exam (Type 1 - Insulin Dependent) and apparently I tested at -0.25 SPH in both eyes, but with some astigmatism (-0.5 CYL OD, and -0.75 CYL OS). I had my eyes tested at the end of kind of a bad day, so I’m thinking if I had been well-rested the results might have been better.
I had a couple of pairs of glasses and sunglasses made up for $6 each online with the prescription from the optometrist and they make the outdoors look super-clear, which is nice, but if I try to walk I get nauseated. Driving with them on is comfy. I’m almost sure the prescription is stronger than what I should be wearing, so I’m thinking of having some more pairs of glasses made up with no SPH and maybe -0.5 CYL in each eye or -0.25 CYL in each eye. I’m also thinking that I could benefit from some extremely weak plus lenses for working on the computer, maybe +0.5 or +0.25 to take a little strain off my eyes.
I’d like to get people’s opinions here as to whether or not I’d be better off going naked or trying to do the “quarter diopter reduction” to grind off that little bit of astigmatism and pesky myopia. I’m tempted to just do nothing, but then I think the -0.75 CYL in my left eye might be too big to ignore. At $6 per pair of glasses I can afford to experiment a little.
Anyone have any words of wisdom? I’d like to get them perfect while uncorrected, and I certainly don’t want to fall down the rabbit hole of stronger and stronger prescriptions.