Btw, we should probably move this thread elsewhere since we’re hijacking the OP’s thread about autorefractors with all this extra stuff.
Yeah, I’ve got 0.5D or 0.75D of CYL in one eye and 0.25D in the other. I really don’t need to worry about the 0.25D since I think that is transient astigmatism. It comes and goes between refractions and the axis moves around, so I don’t think it’s important. My opthalmologist dropped the CYL from 0.75 to 0.5 in my other eye with the most recent Rx, so that is where I’m starting my baseline from. I’m currently wearing diffs based on that prescription, though my own measurements suggest that I’m still overcorrected by 0.5 SPH in my dominant eye (the one with ~0.25D CYL) so I recently ordered another pair to try that out.
I don’t really like the acrylic frames, so I usually go for half-rim or rimless metal frames. That will make changing out lenses much more challenging too.
Yeah, I’ve tried dropping the CYL completely and my eyes don’t really like that. It felt like I was overcorrected in the eye with the majority of CYL (since I tried cancelling it with spherical correction) and when I dropped the SPH, it felt like it might trigger blur adaption. So my plan is to just start at 0.50 and 0.25 CYL and drop CYL every third cycle or so. I will probably equalize the CYL in both eyes and drop it together when they’re both at 0.25 since that should be super easy.
That said, I will experiment more to find the right balance. It seems like my eyes can still accommodate quite a bit, so this keeps throwing off my trial lens kit measurements from a day-to-day basis.