My EM plan for this year:
Target: Get an official measurement to confirm that I’m legally allowed to drive without glasses. I.e. my uncorrected visual acuity is better than 20/40 or 0.5 confirmed by an opto in a dark room.
Target date: September 2021
(After lots of sunshine and outdoor hiking in the summer giving me gains but before the return of the nonstop screen time and the gloomy rainy season. A cunning plan on the timing )
Going mostly without any corrections, fairly clear vision but not 20/20 anytime. There’s an obvious change in vision under different lighting conditions.
Recent vision affecting circumstances: lots of screen time, lots of stress, little sleep, horrible weather.
Walked past an opto shop this morning and saw the sign that they could take walk-in patients, too. So I quickly walked in before I could change my mind.
Idea: I get measured now and this way I will know what the gap is to the target so I can work on my eyesight accordingly.
Opto confirmed uncorrected acuity of 20/33 with binocular vision.
(Edit: this is half way between driving without glasses legally = 20/40 and having a close to average emmetropic level of clarity = 20/20)
Ended up in a situation of the opto telling me that there was absolutely no need to wear glasses in general, but recommending to have a cheap minimum correction with me for those times when I would catch myself squinting or had a headache.
Original EM plans for 2021 now cancelled
This unexpected result on the back of an ad-hoc measurement left me totally flabbergasted!!!