I have known EM since 2014, but was in a tight spot financially and couldn’t afford the Back to 20/20. So I went about monkeying around with my lenses (guilty as charged,… sorry Jake!). Anyways, long story short (needless to say a lot of frustration, tears and all) I have to admit that today I did go to the optometrist and was confirmed my snail pace progress… Here are the numbers:
2014 Original 20/20 prescription:
April 19 2021 prescription: (she did confirm though that this is 20/25)
OD -7.50 -1.25x171
OS -6.75 -1.50x5
October 2019 Current normalized: (my monkeying around)
OD -7.00 -1.00 x171
OS -6.25 -1.00 x6
December 2018 Current differential: (somewhat monkeying around but onto something)
OD -6.50 -1.00 x171
OS -5.75 -1.00 x6
I reckon that even though I did play around without really knowing what I was doing, it still got me to some gains. I have never and I repeat NEVER seen a -6 on a prescription for as long as I can remember… maybe high school and for me it’s decades. These crazy people were about to prescribe me some -9 at one point and I was like HELL NO (the year was 2013). That’s enough.
So here I am. I have made good business decisions, got myself the back to 20/20 membership as soon as I could (basically 1 week ago). In March I could barely read much on the chart at the ophthalmologist and now I got confirmed gains in only 1 week of taking the leap. I feel like a million bucks.
But now, my centimetre reading is all over the place. At time both right and left eyes are the same. (WTH??) I really don’t know what to make of it. I am beside myself.
So now I think I need to update my differential. I don’t think it’s normal that I can read 20/50 with them. With my current normalized I can read 20/40 and on a good day 20/30.
Here’s my thought, I want to completely remove the CYL from my differentials and nothing else until it gets better (I learned my lesson Jake). By then I hope I can reduce my normalized soon. Maybe when I can read well the 20/25…
Anyways, asking for a friend. Any thoughts?