Dear fellow endmyopians
I have been reading a lot on the forum and the blog lately and still have not come to a conclusion to which prescription my first diffs should have. I currently have the following prescription:
L: -2,25, cyl -0,75 (146)
R: -2,25, cyl -1,75 (170)
The problem I have in evaluating which way to go is: should I start reducing cyl or sph first? The left cyl is neglectable in my vision, but the right isn’t. If I start with sph, I would leave the cyl the way it is and not cut out the left cyl, to not confuse the eyes too much. If I start with cyl, I would have to find the proper amount of reduction. Should I rather reduce on both eyes, or start with the weaker first? It’s very weird, so I would be very thankful for your various opinions.
Helpful postings and info for me were especially Kent’s story and also Aaron’s story, both from the podcast and the forum, and also info from Lajos. So, in any case, I’m gonna be careful in not reducing too much. I also have an optometrist who supports me in going this way, and also uses diffs for near-work e.g., but he warned me that reducing too much sph might end up in worsening the cyl, so yeah, slowly and steadily.
On another note: I think I will also buy a test lens kit to answer this question, but the only proper one I found for my condition is about 150€/170$. So I was also thinking: wouldn’t it make sense to have a place where endmyopians can resell or give away test lens kits they don’t use anymore? I’m based in Germany, so American sellers will have too high shipping costs.