Started out in mid November 2018 after a worrying visit to the optometrist. I had been stable at -6.5 contact lens reading for about six years. At my checkup my optometrist looked worried, told me they had got a lot worse. To try slow it down he suggested a trial of -7 in one eye and -6.5 in the other. He said it worked for some people and if it didn’t feel right, he’d change me to -7 both eyes.
So after 25 years of contact lens use, I stopped wearing them. Just stopped. Took my old glasses that I never wore and used them.
They were two different strengths. I pulled out my previous glasses R—6.75 and L -6.5/-.25 x89… They felt awful but used them anyway.
(Then I found endmyopia )
Started trying to get active focus. It’s taken me months.
Went to the optometrist in Jan. She was new, my old optometrist had retired. She said my eyes were worse, R-7.75 and L-7.25 -.25x 45. But I could still read 20/30 on her driving chart?? She shook her head, I said I’d be back in six months with better readings.
Had my cry, and started again. I now focus 17cm in indoor light with both eyes.
Ordered new glasses from Zenni R-6.25 L-6.25. That’s what I’m using now. Too many changes - will do smaller changes from now on. That is where I am currently. In good indoor light, I’m 20/40 with 20/20 if I use active focus. I can’t hold it for more than a second or two though.
My differentials are only 0.5 diopters lower than my daily glasses because that’s what I need to see both my PCs at and I remove my glasses to use my phone and read
(My differentials are -5.75 both eyes)
The first two weeks of not wearing contact lenses was very painful. The slightest breeze stung, my eyeballs felt really cold. I was permanently bloodshot. It was a very scary, unpleasant experience. Well worth it though to fight through it. I now enjoy the cool breeze in my face.
I used a fresh pair of left over -6.5 contact lenses a few days ago to compare my vision to what it was. I could read the 20/10 line easily and had to remove them because they were just too strong and uncomfortable.
Thanks Jake for the forum. I’m seeing a huge difference. I truly am enjoying this empowered feeling of slowly getting my eyesight back. I had been looking for something to improve my eyesight for years. This finally makes sense and is working.