My name is Tara. I am 43 years old, currently live in UK.
I just finished reading Jake’s free e-mail course. I never believed in genetic reasons behind myopia. I could definitely see that the deterioration of my vision is strongly correlated with hours of uninterrupted use of a computer. Still, I was abusing my eyes for years.
However, after reading everything that Jake mentions, following up scientific bits, measuring my eyesight… I think I just realised how bad my eyesight really is. I thought -2.25 D isn’t too bad. But actually it allows me to see clearly only at about 40 cm from my face!
My last prescription from January 2020:
Right / Left: -1.75 SPH, +1.25 near-ADD.
But current CM measurements (with the EM app) at far point:
L 44.8 cm = 2.36 D
R 42.3 cm = 2.50 D
CM measurements (with the EM app) at near point:
L 28.8 cm = 3.47 D
R 30.9 cm = 3.24 D
Over the last year, I feel that my vision got worse, especially presbyopia. It looks like I have the accommodation range of a 70 year old (about ~1D). I got really depressed after discovering this.
But then I figured, if I continue doing what I do now, in 10 years I will find myself in much worse condition.
Hence I am starting my eye improvement journey. Hurray! :)))
Really glad to find EndMyopia, and such motivated and friendly community!