Howdy all. Stumbled upon endmyopia yesterday from a tunnel of links, and devoured loads of content voraciously within the evening and early morning (when I’m supposed to be studying for my first year university exams).
I went through from total scepticism, to a strong willingness to try out the methods here all in the space of under 24 hours. I guess that’s a doom sign for most new members? I hope not! I want to believe I’ve got the gist of what to do. I’ve worn glasses since I was 7 or 8 years old, and my optometrist prescription is currently at -5.75 SPH *-0.75 for right eye and -4.25 SPH *-0.75 for left eye. I’ve played around with my Dad’s reading glasses, the online myopia calculator and figured out that I’m overprescribed in both eyes (as are most people who start off here).
So my actual values for my eyes are -3.5 for left and -4.75 for right from my intense self-optometry session. I’ve ordered a pair of differential glasses at -1.5 and -2.75, and distance glasses at -3.25 and -4.5. I dropped the astigmatism CYL value entirely as it was under a dioptre.
That’s enough dioptre talk, I hear it’s verboten. I’m at the ripe age of 20 at the moment, but a little under a year ago I was strongly talking to my dad about laser eye surgery, and telling him all day long about how one of my huge dreams in life would be just to turn over in bed in the morning and see the alarm clock without having to put any glasses or contact lenses in my eyes. I’ve read plenty of horror stories on laser eye surgery, but also a lot of ‘success stories’. I was even going to opt for PRK instead of LASIK because of what I percieved to be a lower rate of complications in the procedure.
I far and away prefer the idea of fully healing my eyes with a slow fix over many years, but without any complications at the end of it. It also sounds like an extraordinary amount of fun for the long haul (okay okay, maybe not extraordinary but it’s nice to know you’re ‘always getting better’) and much cheaper as well. No star bursts, retinal discombobulation or whatever it is that I’d have had with lasers beamed into my eyes.
One question I must ask specific to the UK: I’ve ordered these glasses from SelectSpecs, and the website states ‘Our dispensing opticians will verify your prescription’. Personally, I feel it’s my right to purchase whatever prescription of glasses I want to, but because I don’t have an ‘official prescription’ for these reduced values, do these companies actually refuse sales? There isn’t a central database for this thing, right? I guess I’ll find out soon enough but if anyone has the answer to my menial question in the meantime that would be much appreciated.