I started my journey to reduce my myopia in January 2021 after taking the red pill (reading Cliffgnu’s e-book was the first thing then I found EM). This is my newbie post as I only joined the EM Forum in the last week, so hello. I am 31 years old.
My progress below.
Early January: -6.75 and -7.00 (R and L respectively)
Late February: -6.25 and -6.75
Early April: -6.25 and -6.50
Last week: -5.75 and -6.75
The above were opto results by different opto’s. I have just ordered a trial lens kit.
As you can see, my RE is improving like a bloody legend but my LE is not happy. There was improvement initially in the LE, but now either no improvement or even getting a bit worse within the last 2 months. It probably did not help that since April, I have very likely been reducing too much for the left eye as I did not realise the imbalance between both eyes was worsening from 0.25 to 1.0 diopters!
Any advice on handling this would be greatly appreciated.
What I’m doing next is adjusting my norms and diffs for the newest eye baseline last week, so that I’m not reducing for one eye more than the other anymore (i.e. maintaining the 1 diopter difference). I read some advice from Jake that it’s best to reduce both eyes at the same rate first, get both eyes tuning in, then try to equalise. However I’m already wondering what to do next IF my RE continues to improve and leave the LE behind. We’ll see I guess, hope that does not happen.
I should mention my CYL is < 1.00 so I don’t put in anything in the CYL blank when ordering glasses or contact lenses.