Ok. Saw the videos on myopia and presbyopia. Thanks, Jakey!
I used to just go to the optometrist and get glasses. I had no idea what my prescription was. Sigh… Well, I’m not like that anymore.
I’ve had progressive glasses for several years now (I’m 53), and I started to develop recurrent headaches and neck pain; like every two weeks I’d get a headache that would only be resolved by a chiropractor adjustment. I finally figured out the cause was a combination of forward head posture and tilting my chin way up to see through the bottom of my progressive lenses, especially if using the desktop computer or looking at stuff on a shelf in a store. I worked on my posture, but the progressive glasses were forcing me to continue the tilting my chin up, or hold the glasses up with one hand to see. Ugh.
I saw my ophthalmologist and got separate glasses for distance and near vision. My new distance glasses are
R= -0.75. -2.25/003
L= -1.00. -1.75/176
R= +1.25. -2.25/003
L= +1.00. -1.75/176
I also, after discussing it with the eye doc, removed the vertical prism correction, which was R= BD 3.5. L= BU 3.5
I want to see if I absolutely need it. When I first got the prism correction, it was because I found that in the evening I tended to get double vision while watching tv. At that time, over 6 years ago, I was on multiple prescription meds and was drinking a lot and smoking a buttload of ganja; that might have contributed to the double vision…ahem. I’ve been off meds and not using any intoxicants for about 6 years now. (For as long as I can remember, when I’d use binoculars I’d get two images. When I have something blocking the eyes like that, the left eye drifts a bit, an ophthalmologist finally observed.)
I got my glasses from Zenni last week. I’ve been wearing them for almost a week now. My eyes are adjusting, but clearly get tired by the afternoon. If I’m driving, I take my old glasses with me in case I start having trouble getting a single image. I can wink my right eye and get a sharp single image, but that’s tiring.
I figure it’ll take a while to get those muscles accustomed to working together on focusing again.
So, between the astigmatism and getting my eye muscles back in shape, I don’t really have a point where I see perfectly clear without glasses, so I’m not sure how to do cm to blur measuring. I put up the three meter Snellen chart and have been working with that, noting any changes through the day and day to day. I’m trying to do active focus on both near and far print.
I have found that if the distance is less than arms length, the distance glasses are too much, and the near glasses are really just for stationary near work. In fact, I found that just removing the distance glasses for doing stuff closer than arms length that isn’t reading print smaller than 12 point font is fine.
I’m reading the Endmyopia website blogs, watching videos, and coming here to learn as I work on improving and being patient. I’m keeping a journal, noting my observations on when the double vision is there and how clear things are and when.
If y’all have any suggestions, please suggest!