Hello everyone, this is my first post. Here is a quick history of my myopia.
Glasses since I was 13. (I am 39 now). Probably got up to 4 diopters or so by the time I was 24 and then I had Lasik surgery. It worked well but by 30 years old, I needed glasses again at least for night time driving. I started with -0.25 diopters. Only wore as necessary until 2016 when I got a pair for -1.5 and started wearing all day including in front of the computer for 8 hours a day for work. My vision got worse from there and I was up to 2.25 by 2018. From that point I realized what was happening and stopped going to my current optometrist. Last year I skipped my vision check all together and this year went to a new optometrist and specifically told them to keep my current prescription. All of this happened before I learned about endmyopia.
I am now 3 weeks in, here is a bullet point of what I’m doing.
wearing -2.00 diopters as my normalized. (I know it’s not recommended to jump into normalized right away but I didn’t read this until I already started, now I dont want to confuse my brain more by going back to my full prescription) I actually can see 20/20 with these though. There is blur challenge once I reach a certain distance depending on what I’m trying to read so I think they work.
for differentials, I use my first prescription -.25. They work well to give some blur challenge while on the computer.
I have a computer job but i try to take 3 small walks each day outside. Take breaks from the computer. I probably avg 1 break every 30 min.
I try to limit smart phone use but I do get caught about once a day digging through it for maybe 15 to 20 minutes. Then the rest of the day I’m only checking and putting it back. I would say I average 1.5 hours daily.
As for active focus, I started by blinking and noticing a slight clear up of vision but it would only last a half second. Last week I was able to hold it a bit longer and even started to get it without blinking. I can’t do this consistently though, sometimes I just can’t do it at all. The feeling I get is like my eyes are reaching out and grabbing the image. Everything else around the image kind of goes into somewhat of a circle that is around the image.
So far I haven’t noticed any improvement based on my measurements. I’m around 39 to 41 cm until blur.
So I just want to know if any experts here can critique what I’m doing. Is it ok that I haven’t seen any measurement improvement yet after 3 weeks? Anything I am doing wrong? Is my description of active focus correct or is that not it at all?
Thanks for reading!