Hi all! My name is April. I live with my husband and three young children in a small town in the East Kootenays of beautiful British Columbia Canada. I have been thinking for a few years about vision improvement as I have increasingly found that my eyes have been getting worse and worse. I have needed correction since I was about 10 years old. I started wearing contact lenses when I was about 13 or 14 as I hated having glasses on my face. I guess it was a vanity thing as I felt I looked better without glasses.
Fast forward nearly 27 years later and 3 children later. I am now nearly 40. I look at the way the world is going and I have been thinking that if things hit the fan I would not be able to function without corrective lenses. I know it’s quite fatalistic to think this way and honestly, up until a year ago I did not think this way (even though I still wanted to improve my eyesight!!), but there you have it. I feel the urgency to change my habits and work on strengthening my eyes for myself and my husband and children.
I am starting out at a crazy/wonky prescription.
RE -5.75 sph with 3.25 cyl at 180
LE -7.50 sph with 1.25 cyl at 180
What makes it more confusing as the prescription in the right eye does not seem right ( more blur) and I feel as if my left eye is better than my right if that makes sense. I think it may have something to do with the astigmatism correction.
I hope to order my first set of differentials and normalized this weekend. I know to start with the diffs first for 6 weeks or so then introduce the normalized. That seems pretty straight forward. Plus I’m taking the plunge and will be completely removing contacts once I switch to the lower normalized. It just seems too confusing to keep them in the mix as I try to sort out an already wonky prescription.
Honestly, the idea of tackling the beast of my astigmatism kept me up for a bit last night running scenarios through my mind in how to get the numbers down and equalizing everything. I know that’s at least a year down the road to start but it still kept me up. I’m the type of person that runs things through every possible situation known to man before finally setting course so this seems like a pretty mess at the moment.
In the end I have faith that I will see 20/20 but I know it’s going to take more than myself to get there.
I’m looking forward to interacting on this forum and meeting some wonderful peeps in the process!!