I wasn’t even looking for it really this time. I thought I’d reach out from under my dark cold rock and check out my eyesight thanks to @gemilymez’s recent vid on Active Focus.
Full disclosure, I’ve been a complete turtle these past 73 days, next to no daily distance vision, almighty habits in the trash can. With that said… still wearing my differentials obviously. And… it’s time to reduce!?
That’s right baby, no distance vision and yet all the gains. I haven’t been doing any of that print pushing junk, just using my monitor at a good edge of blur distance. Haven’t been consciously thinking too much about what, mostly newcomers, think they need to constantly think about either, like ‘zomg am i doing my active focus?!?’. I guess at this point I just do it, because it’s a thing normal people do. In three months I will be celebrating my second Endmyopia anniversary though, so all of the trial and error and refinement over two years should be taken into account here. If you wanted a test subject for ‘give someone the maximum amount of screen time probably possible over 73 days and see what happens to their eyesight’ that’s probably what just happened, seriously. I think this is kind of an issue given that distance vision is super lauded, and I totally promoted it in my beginner’s guide video and everything, this could get really dicey.
In response I can say it might have taken longer to improve my vision without distance vision (maybe?). Or, actually all of the time I spent walking around the house with my normalised was actually what put me over the edge, that’s not insignificant. Or, what usually seems to be the case, this is just reducing too quickly or fake results or something etc you know the drill. I checked the cms, they line up with improvement and the Snellen looks really nice with -3.50/-2.75, with not much blur challenge.
So the last pair of normalised was -3.50/-2.75, an equalising pair down from -3.75/-2.75 previously. My next normalised that I will be wearing is -3.25/-2.50. A full reduction feels so much better than equalising as well.
My enthusiasm for all of this spikes on a long-term and well deserved reduction such as this. I kind of have to process that new diopter number as well, it’s mad. I was wearing like -4/-3 not too long ago. I get all the same thoughts I got when I first found out about this stuff, like, you’ve got to be kidding me. They didn’t really go away. Just wow.
^ That number is actually really hard to believe, it seems like the beginning of low myopia to me. I came from -5.50/-5.00.