August 2021 Update
NORMALIZED - N3
OD: -1.00 -0.50
OS: -1.50 -0.50
20/20 + each eye (not sharp)
OD: 85 cm
OS: 62 cm
These new norms have a little more minus to make up for the 0.75 total cylinder reduction from the starting correction (which I’ve really depended on for clarity). I wore the last norms 3 1/2 months and uncorrected distance vision hasn’t improved as far as I can tell. Red/green balance is good with the new norms, so maybe they have too much minus for a reduction. But I’m trying to reduce just cylinder, not sphere. The last reduction decreased both.
I still can’t active focus with correction. Outdoors things are not sharp, but looking doesn’t make them any more sharp. The more myopic eye uncorrected was seeing 20/30 on the 10 ft Snellen chart today with active focus on my “looking up from the computer break.” The less myopic eye is less sharp, variably. I’m really concerned it’s the cornea (dry eye).
Clearing ghosting has gotten faster. I was waiting for the ghosting to go away completely. I was even thinking of adding back 0.25 cyl thinking the challenge was too much, but instead I tried on my next normalized. In June they were no good so I left them aside. Now with these new norms I barely see any ghosting!
Full correction glasses
There is no actual pair of “full correction” glasses for me to put on for best vision. I can’t go back to -1.25 cylinder. My test lens kit doesn’t reveal any ideal combination for best acuity. Perhaps a refraction by my “friendly optometrist” is in order, but I wanted to wait until I felt sure my refraction would show that something has improved. But he’ll tell me it’s NS changes anyway, like he did for the increase in correction.