After lots of blog reading and videos I’ve got my first normalized figured out. I have elected to deal with cylinder reductions later. I’m a bit sad to not eliminate astigmatism from the beginning because I was able to eliminate it on my differentials. But I feel like it would be best for me to get some spherical gains before taking that leap.
It was a tough choice to accept but my test lens kit really helped convince me which road would make the most sense for me. I’ll take any progress I can get. Maybe on my next reduction it will be time to get rid of cylinders.
My question for anyone who’s made astigmatism reductions is what signs helped you to recognize it was time to tackle some cylinder reductions?
Is there a diopter range that seems to be better for it? Or worse for it? Everything I’ve read says to handle it later in most cases. But I’m not sure what later is.
Also, has anyone reduced both cylinder and spherical at the same time? Or is that just asking for trouble? I’ve read that sometimes it’s even good to raise spherical when dropping cylinder.
Any tips on what to watch for as indicators that it might be time to begin addressing cylinder?