Hi everyone. Hope all of you are well.
First, I’d like to address the mystique surrounding Active Focus™️. Keep in mind this is my experience only. If I may give my opinion, AF is nothing more than your eyes adjusting to the lens you put in front of them, like when you put on glasses and have to blink to focus. The trick is to only have a small amount of blur, and your eyes CAN clear it at least partially if not 100%. It’s just the eye’s focusing mechanism. There are some conditions to make this easier which I will discuss later. My point is, I do not believe the principle behind EndMyopia was ever to “find” this. It is just a thing to be done. Go outside with normalized, look at stuff. Guess what? You are active focusing. Don’t do what I did, telling yourself “Oh I can’t active focus”; just go get stimulus outside. Your eyes will do it for you in optimal conditions. As @NottNott says, distance vision is the key to myopia reversal.
I am saying that I officially “found” Active Focus. I only really tested my dominant right eye since it’s weaker and I need it to catch up. This is how it went for me. I found that the brain has a large role in our vision. You have to want to see, not with your eyes but with your mind. If you’re tired and/or stressed it will not work. If you try to blink and try to clear blur, it will not work. Blinking will reset active focus. You need to make sure that you get enough sleep. Go in front of the snellen, there is some foginess. If you try to clear it you will fail. Just relax and look at it gently. Give it some time, you’ll notice it starts dimming into focus, but its very warpy and slow. It’s not a quick flash. If your mind is tired/restless you will have trouble. You need to be completely mentally relaxed. I have just tried with my normalized (0.75 under official Rx) both Zenni AND polycarbonate lenses. It feels as if there is a pulling feeling in the eye and forehead. Not necessarily painful, just a pulling. There’s also an orgasmic-like tingling in the head above the eye. It kind of felt like my surroundings dimmed as the chart came into focus.
The big question: can you control AF? The answer is complicated. Active focus is very fickle and unstable. You can’t literally “do” it. You can only create the right environment for it, and let it come naturally. When you go to poop, no matter how hard you try, that poop is not going to come out until you relax your mind. Otherwise, you will just spasm. You have to relax your mind and use it to focus carefully without being strenuous. There are a few habits that I think can help.
- Get rid of ciliary spasm
- Get a lot of sleep: 7-8 hours
- Keep your eyes lubricated
- Stretch your body to increase blood circulation.
- Gently wash your eyes
- Keep your mind alert
- Limit smartphone for essential use only