It’s almost a year into my Endmyopia journey and I just realised I haven’t made a proper introduction, oops.
So hello! I’m Wirayuda from Jakarta, Indonesia. I’m 17 years old now, and like pretty much all of you here, I started with 20/20 eyesight. In fact, I remembered in the first grade of primary school, I went beyond 20/20 during our eye checkups. Then, one day, I met the computer. And you can guess the rest :’)
I have always wondered if one can improve one’s myopia, but everything online says otherwise. Any ‘natural’ vision improvement programmes involve avoiding certain types of foods, doing strange eye exercises and even stop using your glasses and just ‘accept the blur’ – yes, the Bates method: I tried it for a DAY and I didn’t even bother. It didn’t make sense to me.
But after scavenging the world of Google for a short while, on 9 February 2020, I stumbled upon Endmyopia. At first, I was a little skeptical, but as a man of science, everything Jake said – his science, his method, and admittedly, his rants, struck me like an earth-shattering crash of a meteor.
I vividly remember the moment I read this particular sentence from the 7-day email – *The single worst thing, what you really don’t want to be doing at all, ever, is wearing your full-distance correcting prescription while looking at a screen 60 cm from your eyes – I literally kicked myself so hard off the ground that the office chair and I slid all the way across the other side of the room.
Yep, that wasn’t exaggerated.
Anyway, let’s get to the real stuff. Sorry to rub this on for some of you, but I found active focus in a day and took about a week or two to get consistent with it. But unlike most of you here who started largely overcorrected, I actually started undercorrected. I was pretty obstinate in getting stronger glasses so that stopped me from going into that lane. But that meant I didn’t get the first 90-day super reduction. Anyway, I was reading a lot and really taking my time in understanding stuff. I am fortunate to be desperate without being blind.
I remember when I was getting my differentials, the optometrist literally said, 'You don’t need that. It’s only for old people.’ I persisted, and he let me do whatever I want. And I’ll take a second to say that I am quite fortunate to be in a developing country in Indonesia where people here let me do whatever I want with the test lens kit! And also offer very cheap lenses (about 8 pounds each pair).
But here, just as I was thinking about my normalised, the COVID-19 pandemic broke loose. I was forced to retreat into my home and couldn’t continue in this journey. A few months after, when things have settled a bit and this new normal beginning to unfold, I checked my eyes again. I lost over half a dioptre of spherical even though I was undercorrected in my normalised!
Eventually, I got my proper normalised and things have been going well so far.
My eyes started out with these in September 2020:
And now I am in my second normalisation to
I am in bliss every time I wipe my glasses clean and feel that these lenses are getting thinner and thinner! I have formed a long-term plan for my vision up to -1.00 dioptre, provided it takes me 4 months to normalise. Let’s hope for the best! Here’s to 20/20.
(I like how I started this journey back to 20/20 in 2020, hehe)
My Plan.pdf (479.6 KB)