Like I said in my intro, based on my home test, I’ve found that yesterday I have -0.75 cyl 160 axis in left eye, right eye is -0.50 cyl and my axis is difficult to qualify exactly. Today the left eye increased to -1, but I’m wondering if it’s because I was doing it with a little less lighting.
However, except for a period of a few years (not sure how long) between my late teens and early twenties, I haven’t had any astigmatism correction in my glasses or contacts for at least 5 years. My prescription had been -5.75 for both eyes for five years, but when I went to the optometrist last month, my left eye was measured at -6. I found this dubious, I hated the correct I got in the new glasses, and went back to my old with the balanced correction. Also, with good natural lighting, I can read most of the 20/15 line of the eye chart. However, I notice a little bit of the directional blur, and I think I received a stronger prescription in the left eye to compensate for that in my last visit (which is why I probably got headaches from the new glasses). Why didn’t the optometrist (2nd time I’ve been to this office) check for astigmatism? I don’t know, kinda weird.
Anyway, I decided to experiment with some +1.5 reading glasses over my current glasses (yes, I have binged for several days on hours of content). When I close my right eye and tilt my head 90 degrees close to the axis angle, my left eye begins to slightly double up the text on my screen in a way I can perceive (tops and bottoms of texts are normally a little blurry, with my head tilted, the sides become blurry). When I blink and wait a moment, the text “snaps” into focus… for a split second. It does this, in out, in out. And I feel I can control it, but not for very long. I guess this is active focus, but for astigmatism?