Thankyou for the encouragment and comments! I have a few more questions.
First question, is it even possible for improvement if my eyes can’t active focus completely, except on rare ocassions that I’m outside when it’s extremely light out? (And then even then, I have to close my right eye for my left to active focus?)
Second question, I naively tried to reduce .5 in my left and .25 in my right (I partly didn’t beleive the eye doc based on previous prescriptions - oops), didn’t make any progress and could barely active focus even in summer, went back to my previous glasses with the shperical reduction and made sure that was complete, then tried these again. I actually ordered glasses that are just .25 reduced in both eyes, but the frames don’t work for me. Is it possible to reduce astigmatism with your nondominant, slow improvement eye having more work to do? It seems like it increases the tendency of my right eye to take over. Should I spend more money trying for .25 in each eye again (I’d rather just switch to a spherical reduction if I’m buying more frames)?
Third question, can I change my mind and try to reduce spherical instead (it would be my second and last spherical reduction in both eyes, but I’ll have a lot of equalizing to do in the future) or do I need to stick with this if I’ve started? Will it mess with my eyes a ton to go back? I’m kind of thinking I juat want to see progress and not feel stuck, and maybe I’ll have more momentum later for tackling astigmatism.
In this situation, what course of action would bring about the fastest progress?