L: -7,00, -0.25 cyl.
R: -7,75, -0.25 cyl.
Eyesight worsened to about -8 from autumn 2019 to beginning of 2020 starting in a different work environment (hours of computer work and bad lighting) and receded back to the mentioned dpt. after finding endmyopia and purely changing habits (no smartphone for reading/apps, daily 1-2 hour walks and distance vision time) and going into home office (bright daylight at workspace from large balcony doors and very large monitor)
Starting out mistakes:
- getting overly enthusiastic and ordering glasses online that were not quite right and trying to find an optician willing to cooperate -> steep, but valuable learning curve
Learnings from the whole initial phase:
- I do not need cylinder correction, it does not improve visual quality but makes me sick and dizzy in new glasses (should never have put up with it as optician himself was unsure if I needed it - but that is a different story and a cautionary tale in one). I decided the effect of the cyl would be a hinderence for the journey. Looked up endymopias opinion on dropping this tiny amount of cyl. and felt it was ok to drop the cyl straight away.
- Developing a new relationship to one’s eyes is a whole journey in itself and the starting point and a whole mindfulness exercise in itself (when do my eyes feel dry? what does eye strain feel like? when have I had enough computer time? when is my vision the clearest, when does is get unclear?)
- Buying a test lens kit is a good idea or at least optical flippers (could not find any that would be shipped to me or would have been as expensive as a test lens kit), as my eyes seem to change differently and I do not think I can plan my normalized in advance and it is great to test out the right diffs.
- Using the endmyopia for android logging tool for cm to blur is a great way to keep track
Differentials (D1): 7.9.20
Normalized (N1) - contacts
I want to wear my diffs for 6 weeks and only change to N1 glasses as recommended. I have been wearing N1 contacts occasionally at the weekends though. I went down 0.5 dpt. (smallest possible increment at that strength) in those as my former ones were slightly stronger than my glasses and I did not want to wear them anymore. So I had to decide to either be slightly overprescribed as before or slighty underprescribed, and chose the latter.
- I am still unsure about it. I think I achieved it for the first time on Sunday, 20.09. I was wearing my N1 contacts and looked at my 20f. Snellen: slight blur all over. I then continued to look, stood nice and straight through my spine, deep relaxed breaths, gently blinking, concentrating in a relaxed way - and it went clear and stayed that way until i stopped looking at it after a while (minute or so). Note: I had started that day with yoga, had done some reading with my diffs print pushing a bit outside - lots of outside time in the sun