Hi, I’m Christina, currently living in Boulder, Colorado USA. I work in atmospheric science research, with a focus on thunderstorms, aviation weather, and model evaluation. My favorite ways to spend outdoor time are rock climbing and cloud watching .
In some ways, I think I’ve always been skeptical about mainstream optometry, and the idea that you have to rely on the crutch for the rest of your life. However, there were two events that convinced me to start researching alternate ways to improve eyesight. First, I got a personal trainer certification and therefore learned about muscle compensation patterns in the body. Second, a friend of mine who had recently started wearing glasses told me that he thought he could actually see better when doing fine detailed work, since his distance vision had worsened. So, this started my flurry of research into the anatomy of the eye, and vision improvement. I found Todd Becker’s video and webpage and from a post on there came to endmyopia.
Growing up, I had great vision, being able to read the 20/10 line on a Snellen. I didn’t have any problems until my final year of college and graduate school, abusing my eyes studying into all hours of the night. At one point, I didn’t feel that I could see very well anymore when driving at night. Though it turned out I could still read the 20/20 line on a Snellen (a decrease of 2 lines for me), my main problem has been astigmatism. So, my focus going forward is reducing that astigmatism and preventing my vision from getting worse. I’ve managed to drop 0.25 of astigmatism in both eyes (optometrist confirmed, a few months ago), though progress is slow. Fortunately, I have a good optometrist who was hesitant to prescribe the astigmatism (unless I really felt unsafe driving).
I’m excited to be here, and to keep moving forward.