Yes, same story here ! It’s interesting I found your post. Instead of answers, I’ll bring my story and some details, and also add questions, because I feel there weren’t enough answers to this subject
So for a bit of context, I went back to the optician where I had my first pair, for a 2nd one, 6 months later. I found I had not much improvement and thought I might have been reducing too much at once.
The optician asked me, as they all do, why did I ordered 2 pairs of glasses (normalized and differential) instead of one. “You are young, you can accomodate! You don’t need two pairs of glasses. Instead you’ll have bifocals when old. You’ll get there eventually, like we all do.”
This time she seemed to want to scare me out and she really insisted that I should wear my normalized ALL TIME. Even on the computer, and that I should stop wearing my differential now because it would worsen my myopia. She made a little simplistic drawing to explain to me how it worked, saying that me eyes, when reading on a screen, would have to accomodate 2 times more than if I wore my full correction! I discussed a lot with her, with what I learnt and knew of cilliary spasm, optics and everything, but she confused me.
She forced me into promising to stop wearing differential if I wanted a new pair, and wear only this one. She told me she risked her diploma and I risked my health! Well, I tought it’s more about my eye health than your diploma, as I’m not returning to see you after that.
We did the eye test (she required it, I couldn’t just tell her what subscription I wanted) and then, as I asked a lot of questions on what she did (to be sure of what I would guet in the end), she told me “You see, it’s there that your patient role ends and my role begins”. I almost told her I was rather her client but well.
Anyway, at the end I got more or less I wanted, that is an augmentation of 0.25 of my latest subscription so that AF would be easier, more efficient and headaches-free. BUT, she changed my focal plane from 0.50 to 0.75, by giving more to my weaker eye, because I “needed it”. I couldn’t say anything more to get what I wanted at the end of this one hour struggle. So I said okay, let’s do it.
Do you understand what she had in mind when trying to explain me what she did ? She quite confused me. She was saying I could adapt because I was young but at the same time I shouldn’t adapt by changing lenses everytime. She seemed to contradict herself. She still agreed at the end I had a great adaptation capacity (she put 5 for the prism instead of 2 for the average people, until I “could see double”).
And do you think this change of focal plane will affect my gains and is this a big mistake, increasing gap with weaker eye, or would it have minor incidence on the progression ? I plan to test and possibly do patching to try equalizing a bit the weaker eye. I intend to wear this pair only I few weeks before passing on the precedent one, expecting gains to be at the rdv. I hope I’m not wrong.
Sorry, this was a bit long, but I’m curious to know your thoughts and knowledge about this