Zero diopter reset is a very crucial component for your most sagely ceremonial approach to reducing diopters.
Not doing it means potentially having a challenging, difficult experience with lowered diopters. Everything (!) is a matter of perspective, and part of your work is to get your visual cortex prepared to have a positive perspective and first experience with new, reduced diopters.
Below, from an entry today in the BackTo20/20 support forum:
Hi again Jake,
So my new normalized and differential glasses arrived yesterday. I didn’t put them until today.
I chilled little over 20 mins without glasses, then I went out for a walk without glasses for 25 mins with beautiful sunlight and I even did 10 mins of barefoot walking during the end of the 25 mins.
After this I went to our parking lot, meditated briefly into our street sign and waited for the sunlight to shine into the sign, I did this mindfulness for roughly 5 mins.
Then I did it, I took out the new normalized, put them on and BAM, I saw everything so clearly, not even sure if I was capable of challenging my active focus that much because i saw so clearly! But maybe because it was so early in the morning. Regardless, AMAZINGly positive experience.
I also am wearing my new differential now and I can very nicely challenge active focus on both of my eyes, edge of blur.
My question now is, that when shall I continue patching my stronger eye now that my eyes are getting used to new differential and normalized?
I have to say I’m super happy with my progress so far!
Thank you for making this so easy for us students, I can’t thank you enough, I can’t wait till I get my vision back to 20/20 eventually. I have already went back over 10 years in my prescriptions!
But yeah please address my patching question.
Ohh and here are the current prescriptions
Normalized: R -3 L -5.25
Differential: R -2 L -3.75
Cheers Jake and have a lovely saturday!
Remember to always reset before reducing diopters, and get the most from your journey of all the 20/20 gains.