My name is Wendy and I am writing from the mountains of Colorado in the USA (9000 ft/2700ish meters). I stumbled upon end myopia nearly 6 years ago and I have always believed that this method is true.
I started out with left eye -5.5, right eye -6. At that time I had some great gains. I was working in an open pit gold mine for the summer that included 1.5 hours driving through the mountains daily. So I had a lot of distance challenge. Over the 6 months following that I did systematic reductions, but I got lazy with my habits and impatient with my reductions. I kept reducing on a schedule without being ready for that. I ended up around -4 for a few years. I think I became blur adapted. After a while I was tired of not being able to see. As a work from home mom after the gold mine stint, I had a lot of close up time that went unchecked. After a while I was tired and embarrassed about not being able to see clearly, so I went back to my full prescription.
So here I am again! I am starting over, watching Jake’s youtube videos and being good with using differentials for close up time. It’s been a week and I already feel strain if I attempt to look at my computer for more than a few minutes with my normalized glasses. I am at -5 left, -5.5 right. Since we are heading into summer, this will be a great time to re-establish good habits and maybe get through a few reductions before the days get cold and short again.
I am a contacts wearer, but I also keep glasses for back-up. For you who do glasses, do you use corrected sunglasses, clip-ons, transition lenses? Do they work to transition while driving a car? Thank you all for sharing your stories. It is inspiring to know of others around the world doing this. All the best!