I made my first CYL reduction of 0.25 a few weeks ago (I started with R = -1.25 CYL and L = -0.75). At first I didn’t notice much difference in how things looked, but after a few weeks I’ve developed pain around the eye sockets and a headache behind my eyes and through my neck. I switched back to the full CYL correction last night, and the headache disappeared. That prescription isn’t entirely comfortable either, though (feels too strong except when looking far off). So I’m wondering, how do you reduce CYL without getting headaches? At this point, would those of you with more experience (I’ve only reduced SPH once so far) suggest:
- wearing the reduced CYL for a few hours each day or until I get a headache, then switching back to the full CYL?
- Giving up on CYL reduction for now and reducing SPH instead?
Or maybe you have other ideas…Thanks for any input!