Hi all, just a little update
Background can be found here.
At that point I was using -0.75 both eyes as normalized. Then I reduced to -0.50. This reduction was not easy and probably not made at a good year time (just before winter 2018). Soo I felt stuck last winter or…was I just unaware that the process was ongoing because progress is somehow hard to notice when you’re in the last diopter? Maybe a bit of both…
But, with the return of the sunny days, I could really feel my situation deblocking. I’ve also been experimenting with a very moderate use of +1 lenses, only for a a few minutes a day. It has really helped and stimulated my left (non dominant) eye. Still some misalignement with this eye, but way less than before.
Okay, so now here is the real update: these days, I can see consistently the 20/20 line with each eye alone without correction on a 3m Snellen chart, in good natural light conditions!!! And I can make out some letters of the 20/15 line with both eyes open That’s just a huge step for me!! I’m so happy, because with low myopia you can be easily demotivated, as your vision fluctuates a lot, it’s harder to avoid ciliary spasm if you have a job involving close-up work, more cm between the diopters, etc. Not sure if my cm measurements are still accurate (because there is very little to almost no more blur, just some little misalignement, or if I go back too far, the text is just too small to be read), but my actual edge of blur seems to fluctuate between 230 and 300cm.
Of course, my vision is far from perfect, especially in low light and at night, even if I’ve also noticed some progress in my night vision. I’m still using -0.5 as normalized at night and for driving (cause glasses condition on the license ).
Next step: beeing able to pass the driver vision test, but it seems to be tricky as the test is made in a dark room. I tried in March (at that time, my Snellen results were not as good as now) but the optometrist (who didn’t knew me) based his regular exam on the autorefractor’s results (something like -1.25/-0.75 + cyl…NB: I’ve never had astigmatism) that were really overcorrecting me even in the dark room (I’m sure the opto was correcting to 20/15 at least, but wasn’t willing to listen to me or answer my questions), so imagine the amount of overprescription in good light (ants from space…) But okay, now I know I can trust MY results and just won’t go back to this kind of very unsupportive optometrist. I’m really thinking about refusing to do the autorefractor test before they test my visual acuity on the Snellen. The results with the machine are always completely off (too high), don’t really know why.
I plan to do a new test (by another opto of course!) at the end of summer. I hope I can consolidate my improvement until then (fingers crossed ).
To be continued…