my name is Marlen. I’m a 22 year-old student from Germany. English is not my first language so please bear with me if I make any mistakes.
Here’s my myopia story: I got my first pair of glasses when I was around 13 or 14 years old. If I remember correctly, they had -0.5 diopters on the right and -2 diopters on the left. I’ve always hated my glasses and only wore them if I had to, for example when I had to read the blackboard at school or when driving a car. Still, my eyesight worsened over the years, probably because I spent a lot of time on the internet and in front of screens when I was a teenager. Online studies don’t make it any better.
In January this year, I went to my optometrist and she measured that my right eye had dropped from -1,25 to -2,5 in the past two years. I was devastated and realized I didn’t want to continue living like this. So I started researching how to improve my eyesight in a natural way and after stumbling across various gurus who didn’t make any sense, I found EM. I’ve been watching Jake’s videos and read some of his blogposts and I want to give improving my eyesight with EM a try.
My current prescription glasses have
R Sph -2,25 / Cyl -0,25 / 170
L Sph -4,25 / Cyl -0,75 / 8
I know I’m overcorrected because I have a “Visus” of 1.5 with my glasses on (that’s how we measure eyesight in Germany, Wikipedia said it’s a little better than 20/15). I also measured my eyesight with the EM app and the results were -1,7 diopters for the right eye and -3,5 for the left one.
Now my plan is the following: A visit at the optometrist to get my glasses adjusted to 20/20 (or even 20/25? I’m not sure… I’d still be allowed to drive with those glasses. What’s the better option?). Then, I plan to get differentials (-1,25 diopters less than my corrected prescription glasses since I’ll probably drop my cylinder). I’ll leave it at that for 4-6 weeks and then I’m going to start working with normalized glasses and try to find active focus. Other than that, I want to follow the 20-20-20 rule and spend more time outside. Since I don’t go outside very much at the moment, I’ll try one hour a day for a start. Things I like to do outside are horseback riding, going for walks and going for hikes.
Thanks for letting me be a part of this community!