I can’t say that I have consciously found active focus, although I am trying on many occasions to do so: look at a letter/word, try to relax my eyes, focus, and see if the word clears up. I do this it without glasses (I’m about -5.00 on the left and -5.5 on the right). .
Usually, the word doesn’t clear up, at least that’s how I feel.
Maybe once or twice a day, I would stare at the word longer. the word doesn’t clear up until I stare at it till my eyes sting, at which point, the word clears up for just a moment and I would blink and the sharpness disappears again. But those are very brief moments that feel too ‘effortful’, in context of all the natural effort that seems to precede all the successful Active Focus-ers.
The point is, in the meantime, I have been keeping up with measuring my edge-of-blur distance with the mobile app. To my surprise, my progress chart does indicate a clear improvement (generally, there is an upward curve). We’re speaking of something like a 0.6 diopter improvement. (This is in span of about month, measuring every 2-3 days).
So, I’m frustrated for still feeling unfamiliar with AF, confused that my cm measurements are improving, and slightly happy that I can perhaps say that I am in fact making progress.
Could it be that for people whose eyesights are more myopic, the initial improvements are not that noticeable? Or perhaps that they may end up doing active focus without their knowing? since that 'clearing process seems so minimal?
If anyone seems to have similar experiences, please comment below.