Hi endmyopia community!
My name’s Daniel and I’m from Montreal, Canada! officially started my endmyopia journey on June 6th 2021. My last perscription glasses were -5.5 in my right eye and .5.75 in my left eye. I started out this journey with the 7-day email guide and scouring the endmyopia website for tons of Jake’s articles and videos. I eventually invested in le rough guide as well, and now I am on my first set of normalized with diopters of -5 in the right eye and -5.25 in the left and I am able to see the 20/20 line on my Snellen chart! The method is working!
I did have one question however that I couldn’t solve by myself and so I thought I would finally post on the forum. I was actually able to improve my vision to see the 20/20 line with my first normalized, however low light conditions still prove to be an issue. I have been reading some articles on the website regarding this, however I am still a little unclear on how to proceed. Le rough guide mentions that in order to reduce to a new pair of normalized, I would have to be able to see in low light conditions. Specifically, it mentions to reduce:
- If you can see distant objects outside clearly in cloudy/rainy conditions.
- If you are looking at something outside (far away) at dusk or dawn and still get a sharp image.
- Or let’s say you are in a tunnel, with only artificial lighting and you can see clearly around you.
I remember reading Jake’s article regarding the exercise of looking at a digital clock in a dark room, however I also read a forum post answered by the moderator Sandra that night vision improves when general vision improves, and that training for night vision early on is not necessary. My question is, should I be actively trying to active focus at night to improve my vision in low light conditions or do I just need to be patient, continue with my habits of active focus with distance vision and wearing differentials for close up work, and eventually I will be able to see just as clear in low light conditions? Should I be tracking Snellen data with less light as well? And finally, is the idea to transition to a new pair of normalized only when I can see perfectly clear at night? I have noticed lately that my vision inside my local gym has improved which is good because the lighting in there is not always the best, however like I mentioned the night and specifically driving through tunnels does seem to still pose an issue. Thanks in advance for any help that comes my way