This is my first post !
I just want to share my experience …. and to clarify I am not asking for diopter advice I love this group too much to screw it up!!!
I started wearing differentials back in August 2017. When I first got them they did what they were supposed to- help with close up work.
After wearing them all day at work (too lazy to take them off while away from computer) I noticed after a while, that I could see pretty well in them farther away.
(Now I understand why - thank you Jake and Endmyopia !!)
So when I ordered my new distance glasses a few months ago- I found them wayyyy to strong!
I decided to see my eye doctor on Monday to get a re-check so I could find a new starting point.
She was actually quite helpful- I was not expecting that!
She let me play around with the SPH and CYL to see what was more comfortable for me, explaining about dropping CYL and adding it to SPH (which I knew LOL)
My RX for distance is same in both eyes SPH -2.25 CYL -1.75
I left her with this new one : RX of SPH -2.00 CYL -1.25
Now at one point she actually had me at SPH -2.50 and CYL - .75 , I think this freaked her out , so she said let’s try some more scenarios , and this is how I ended up with what I got…
She also said that since I could not tell the difference between -2.25 and -2.00 that she would give me the -2.00
I left feeling quite happy having lowered my CYL , which is what I wanted, as my measurements show me being on average -.50 to - .75 ( took me weeks to figure out , I found it frustrating at first, still working on it )
However I kinda wished that I had her keep me at the -2.50/-.75 combo, but at this point it was getting confusing and I was just happy that she was some what open minded!
So knowing my CYL is probably still too high, I think I will try the RX she gave me first, knowing that in a few months I can order on Zenni. … as I don’t think I should lower a whole diopter on my CYL all at one go…or maybe I should…. but as they say - going the DIY is all trial and error right??? I’m going to decide by tomorrow…even though my gut tells me to go with -2.50/-.75 I’m nervous that I won’t like it . Thank goodness Zenni is nice and cheap…
Oh, on a happy side note - she also let me reorder my daughters lenses without the CYL as it is low… ( my daughter’s eyes were actually pulling when she wears her glasses, but not with her contacts which have no CYL in them ) The eye doctor actually said that when some people start wearing CYL it messes with their vision and and the brain needs time to get used to it!!! I had to bite my tongue at that one. Like seriously, is that not a huge clue to these people !!! If it messes with you like that then ……Whyyyyyyyyyyyy ???