Newbies think that this is simple and easy, there’s actually a billion factors going on when you consider any course of action to take and you have to almost have the knowledge of and execute on each factor really well. Sometimes the knowledge takes loads of trial and error as well, like the reducing too quickly thing, which really isn’t fun.
A big committment of three hours every day for 40 days creating a pressure to reduce, plus measuring without differentials giving me plausible ‘time to reduce’ results lead to reducing too quickly here. That’s building on top of the foundation of recognising blur adaptation as not real improvements.
I haven’t given up on making videos either BTW. I’ve just learnt to be really conservative before stating anything as the truth or the way it is, I could have made a ‘-3.25/-2.50!!’ vlog video for instance, only for that to be totally wrong in this series of posts I’ve just written. I write in every one of the more positive posts on here ‘or I could be doing something wrong’, because about half of the time I am literally writing a post describing the wrong action I’m about to take. Nobody wants to make a big announcement only to turn around and find it’s wrong, but that’s the world of eyesight improvement vlogging for you.
When I get to 20/20 I’m gonna be at liberty to make loads of tutorial videos and guides because I’ve been through the mill and done the hard thing and got there in the end. For now I can’t really do that, because I feel like any piece of advice I give out is just gonna be undone by the next lesson I learn, I was a big believer in not measuring with differentials for instance.
The beginners guide video I did largely played it by the books based off of pure EM content, so that’s not void or anything. Most of the stuff in these posts are details as well, which a beginner would not need to concern themselves with. Other tutorial videos, yes print pushing is still a waste of time, 0.50 diopter drops are terrible yes, and you should read loads of stuff before even beginning. Recent advice is still solid.
So maybe in the big fuck off tutorial videos I’ll end up doing when I’m basically 20/20 I’ll say something like ‘it’s better to do one hour distance vision a day for 90 days instead of three hours a day for 40 days, number of days is more important than time spent outside’ or something. I’m literally about to test that out. Not qualifed to speak about it at the moment though.