I’ve been admitted to the forum for while now, but haven’t been active on it so far, except for reading some posts about active focus. So I think it’s time to introduce myself.
My name is Michael and I’m 49 years old. I’ve been wearing glasses since I was 12. My highest prescription was: R -3.25, L: -2.50 & -1.00@178°. I got that one in July 2020, after having used a prescription that was -0.5D lower in both eyes (so R: -2.75 , L: -2.00 & -1,00@178°) for over 5 years. When I started wearing the new glasses I noticed they were too strong for use with the computer, so I kept using my old ones for the computer. I have an IT job BTW, so I spend a lot of time at the computer… Fortunately I realized long ago that I didn’t need any glasses while reading, so I’ve been reading without glasses for years.
After half a year with my new glasses I noticed my (weaker) right eye was staring to get worse again (blurry subtitles when watching TV). That’s when I stated to investigate what causes the eyes to get worse, and whether there’s anything one can do about it. This was in January 2021. I found the Bates method first and soon after EndMyopia. But I focused on the Bates method first and stopped wearing glasses, except when watching TV (and for that I used my old glasses). Going without my glasses was no big issue for me in general. Working on the computer without glasses was a challenge though, so I ordered a pair of -1.00D glasses to use with the computer and (wanting to use a weaker pair when watching TV also) a pair of -2.00D. Soon after though I found all the information about differential and normalized glasses on EndMyopia. So by the time the glasses got here I knew they would be to weak for the intended purposes. But I started using the -1.00D with the computer anyway, since it was better then no glasses at all.
Finally I got a pair of -1,50D as differentials. And since didn’t miss the cylinder correction there, I decided to get rid of it in my normalized as well, seeing it as a chance to both get rid of the cylinder and equalize both eyes at the same time. So I got a pair of -2.50D glasses as my first normalized. I got used to those very quickly. The left eye was pretty comfortable with it but the right was a bit more under corrected. But I stuck with them and haven’t regretted it so far. Two weeks ago (after seeing 20/20 with my left eye and 20/25 with my right eye with -2.50D) I decided to further reduce my normalized to -2.25D and my differentials to the -1.00D which I originally ordered for that purpose. I’m quite comfortable with both now.
So far I wasn’t really on board with the EndMyopia method however, since I didn’t get Active Focus. And since the whole method is based on AF I didn’t think it would be any use to me without the ability to do AF. But then a week ago I suddenly discovered AF! And not in any of the ways that I’ve read about… But that’s a topic for another post, should anyone be interested, since this one is already getting far to long as it is…
So far I had only been wearing my normalized to watch TV, but now I’m also wearing then outdoors on my walks to practice AF. And I find it amazing how clear the world looks to me even though I’m only wearing -2.25D now.