Dear fellow user,
I am ready to introduce the Endmyopia programme to my son. I have already sort of introduced it to him by taking his glasses away for close-up. I do limit his close up quite a lot but I do allow him a bit.
He got myopic as we used to give him tablet when he was sitting on the toilet and we tried to get him off diapers. That was like 3 years ago and back then, I did not know much about myopia. I myself had -6.25 dioptres myopia but I thought it was genetic.
Once the doctor said that Tim might need glasses, I did some googling and found Endmyopia. I then applied it on myself and today, 2.5 years later, my normalised is -2.75, yay!
About 1.5 ago, I took the glasses of my son off when he wanted to use tablet for a short period of time. I do spend time outside with him and he also plays football.
He wears glasses that are -2 dioptres. His eyes did not get worse because of me reducing the close up time for him and taking his glasses off when he wants to play a game on tablet.
I tried to measure him yesterday and he seems to have 62 cm on his left eye and 57 cm on his right eye. His both eyes together are 57 cm too. I measured him in our storage room and we have an artificial light there but it is consistent.
For instance, if I measure myself in the storage room, my cm measurement is 29-32. When I take my ruler outside and measure myself there, I might have as high as 37-42 cm.
But I want to have a consistent light and I want to base my normalised prescription (and the normalised prescription of my son) on the measurement which we measure in the storage room. The reason is that I want us to have a comfortable prescription even when the light is low like in winter time.
Anyway, I digressed.
My son seems to have quite a high astigmatism according to our optometrist.
I must admit that I dont know much about astigmatism - I know it is related to the myopia, the more myopic we are, the higher astigmatism we have. From what I believe, astigmatism says how much our eye is “curved”. Our eye is supposed to be round and when it is myopic, it becomes long.
What I find strange that some people have stronger astigmatism than others, even when their myopia prescription might be the same.
11 years ago, I have gone from being -3.5 dioptres to -5.75 dioptres in a very short time. The reason was that I got hit by a car as a pedestrian and suffered a very serious brain injury. As a result, my myopia got much worse but my astigmatism did not.
I dont remember now what my astigmatism is, but I know that it is not very much. But the astigmatism of my son is quite high according to the optometrist.
Could someone explain to me, why do some people have higher astigmatism than others?
Is there a way how we can improve our astigmatism? Does it happen automatically as we reduce our myopia or are there any specific things we could introduce to do it?
Im a myopia lifetime member but I admit I did not read Backto2020 till the end, so maybe there was a lesson about astigmatism which I missed.
Im attaching the myopia report of my son. It is in German language but Im sure you will be able to understand it.
What does the Sphäre (spheric) in my son´s report mean? I understand that zylinder is astigmatism. And what does the SEQ mean? That SEQ is his myopia prescription. But I dont understand all the other units there. This is where the report is getting too complicated for me.
tim.pdf (258.0 KB)