Sorry, what I mean is do you see ghosted images or visual distortion that appears shifted slightly off >center to the rest of what you’re looking at? Try looking at a single LED power indicator light in the >dark for example. For me, I see a tiny bit of blur along the edge of text but only in one eye. The >distance that blur extends from the central image depends on how far away it is from me. When I >look at an LED light at night, I see two of them, the solid one and a ghosted one below and slightly >to the left of the main image. I can fuse them using active focus (though I’m still trying to get the >knack of AF since it doesn’t always work for me).
I see one kind of strange anomaly, but only without my glasses.
Let me explain. When looking across my entertainment room, I have an AV Receiver.
It has an LED display behind glass, that lists various information such as inputs, volume etc.
The test on screen might say something like ‘Shield TV’ on first line, and ‘DD +’ or similar on second line.
Without glasses and using both eyes, I see it perfectly. With my left eye, it too looks perfect.
However, with my right eye (so termed weaker eye), I would most of the time see double, or blurred text.
The weird thing is that the distance this occurs at is very specific, like around 2m. If I lean forward, the text is perfect, and if I lean back, again the text is fine, but at that specific distance, looking at that specific display, I can not see it clearly.
Am assuming this is my so termed astigmatism?
I have a feeling, this is why when I look into the machine at the driving test place, that is why I have issues failing this machine specific test. Failed it 10 years ago, and failed it again a few months ago.
(which lead to visit to opto, and where all my troubles kinda began) heh heh heh.)
Looking thru with any minus lensed glasses I have experimented with fixes the effect mentioned above, regardless of whether the prescription includes cylinder correction or not.
Now, after wearing my new so termed ‘first’ correction pair of glasses, I find that the text on the AV Receiver display is decidedly more clear, and I can actually read it. A definitive improvement.
I also notice that using my weaker eye to look at snellen, I find that I am able to see further down lines and letters, that just looked blurry before.
This is just from wearing my new glasses for driving, and wide out doors walking etc.
I should clarify that I do not require any glasses for reading or close up, only for driving.
I am somewhat confused by everyone speaking of ‘first pair of differentials’, as I only wear single RX glasses for distance correction.
Are differentials the same as ‘progressive lenses’? (as they are called in my country)
(ie. For close up and distance, and everything in between)
To me, the fact that just wearing my new glasses for any period of time, seems to improve my vision after I take them off, validates that they are somehow forcing my eyes to do things that they don’t normally do, thus validating the endmyopia process.
But apart from that anomaly I mention above, when wearing my glasses, things don’t appear out of the ordinary… just clearer distance, and blurry when looking at close up. Like looking at my watch or phone… can not do that.) (which is what they are supposed to do)
As for being a newbie… no worries. Technically I’m considered a newbie since I only started doing >EM last month. But I have about a year of research into optometry and vision optics from before I >started learning about Endmyopia. I also have about 3 months of research into EM… but that >includes reviewing the majority of Jake’s blog posts & videos (the public ones anyway) and >watching videos from students who post videos on a regular basis (Gemily, NottNott, >Reannon/LloydMom, MattE, etc). I’ve been slowly churning through the backlog on the forum. So I >feel like I understand the concepts pretty well at this point. I just need more personal >experimentation to be able to have a more tangible connection to the process.
I envy you. I too have watched some of the forum members videos. Gemily for one. She is so informative in her descriptions of the processes. Pretty cool.
I can not just ‘engage’ (Picard mode on!) active focus at will.
A few times I have looked at the snellen on my bedroom wall, and bam, all of a sudden I see every line in perfect clarity, and then it fades into blur again. But when I started all this, like I could not see the second TOZ line at all without blur with my weak eye, and now I can see 20/30 without blur most of the time with my right eye, and 20/20 with my left eye.
So I am seeing tangible improvements without really doing anything special at all.
(grin) Maybe my eyes really aren’t broken after all.
With that response, it almost seems like you may not have astigmatism at all. Or if you do, you may >only have a low amount, but for some reason your opto overprescribed cylinder correction where >you may be best served with spherical correction.
I think you might be right. I certainly can not handle high cylinder correction.
If my prescription is to be believed, I am right on the borderline as to whether I require astigmatism correction. I sorta feel that my right eye has been locked in close up mode for a long time.
-1.5 for left eye, and -1.75 for right eye.
I wonder if having too higher cylinder correction, and being a new eyeglasses wearer has some benefit, in that your eyes are really doing whacked out things trying to compensate to a correction, but at the same time giving the ole eye muscles a bit of a workout?.
I really don’t know, but it is nice to finally be able to wear a prescription, and go for a nice walk without feeling like your looking thru a fun house mirror, and the natural world around you looks the right aspect, and your no longer a 6’1" person who feels like they are inch high private eye, when walking. (it is the most awful feeling, and your like ‘what the F!’)
And your dispensing optician just says ‘oh it will take some time to adjust’
If it were me, I’d get a trial lens kit and do your own subjective refraction at home to see what you >come up with. Or, at the least, try out a few different combinations of spherical and cylinder >correction to find the optimal values. I find that one of the best ways to do this at home is to build >lenses that work at a known distance for differentials (like 67cm or 80cm) and make sure they are >perfectly clear up until the blur horizon in both eyes. Then reverse the offset (add back the -1.25 for >80cm or -1.50 for 67cm) to see what your optimal distance correction should be and test that out on >the Snellen chart. If you can hit 20/20 under indoor illumination, that is probably your ideal full >prescription (or close to it). You can then compare that to what your opto gave you to see how far >they overcorrected (or miscorrected) you, then drop from there to find your normalized (which >should give you 20/30 or 20/40 on the Snellen under indoor lighting).
That sounds like a plan. I like it when a plan comes together.
(why does that sound familiar?) (cue the A-Team theme music)
Thanks for the advice yet again. I don’t know what I am doing, but am doing something!.