I was talking to a friend about how I choose normalized, and the question came up how much under full prescription it was. It never occurred to me before to think about it that way when I reduce. I just observe what my eyes are seeing and consider whether the stimulus they get is ideal.
I’m guessing this difference varies greatly from person to person based on so many factors (daily routine, lighting, environment, etc). But I played around with my test lens kit the other day and estimate that my full prescription is probably around 1 diopter higher than my normalized. It surprised me that they weren’t closer. But I guess my ability to active focus well makes up for a lot.
Has anyone else noticed what their typical normalized difference is to full prescription?
I’m not talking about the difference on your first reductions, where over-prescription can distort these comparisons. But I’m curious to hear from those who are beyond the initial “figuring things out” stage, and have been seeing steady improvement.