I’m one of those “some people”.
I worked 50% from home and 50% from the office. When at home, I didn’t wear any corrections in front of the screen and in the house, and put the contacts in when I went out after work. When in the office, I wore the contacts all day for all distances, no reading glasses in front of my contacts for the close up. (OMG, how anti-EM is it?!? ).
BUT!! At the same time I drastically reduced smart phone time, and I increased the time spent outdoors. And always made sure to have the best (preferably) natural lights at my desk, and kept at least 75cms from the big screens in the office (I could read the private messages on the neighbour’s screen, too). Also, I touch type and I keep looking around while typing. So my gaze was never fixed on one point only.
I don’t think you can ruin your eyesight by wearing full prescriptions for any distance above 2 or 3 meters. For anything closer than that, if it is not the screen, actually your eyes keep moving around, not frozen in one position. This is why reading a book is less damaging, especially if done with good lights and posture, because you’ll keep moving your eyes anyway.
So back to @Kali’s question on medium range: if it is really a significant time (comparable to your screen time) you can experiment with wearing differentials for cooking and washing dishes, or you can alternate differentials and normalised, or you can get a second set of differentials for that mid-distance (only if you really spend a lot of time with these activities), but I don’t think you’ll damage your vision by wearing normalised.
Just make sure you also spend time with real distance vision - looking at far away signs and objects, too, while walking the dog, etc. A lot of people find that while they are doing really well on a 3m Snellen, they are doing less than half that good on a 6m one, simply because they limited their distance to just a few meters.