I think I might be more than halfway to the point I can make my normalized reduction, but I’m not experiencing stable vision…I’m getting fluctuations, and it seems like I have to use AF in order to accommodate a bit in order to clear distance.
I noticed it while driving today. Instead of my eyes relaxing into clear distance focus, it seemed like I had to semi-effortfully invoke a bit of extra accommodative convergence while actively focusing in order to clear the distance view distance fully.
I made my differential reduction about a week ago, and the new differentials are definitely better and more comfortable on the computer. With them, I can relax into semi clear focus. The vision with the older/stronger ones was about the same, but there was more strain with them, and it’s gone now after reducing. I’m thinking that maybe in 8 weeks or so, I might be ready for a normalized reduction.
It’s been a really long haul…I’ve been using this normalized power for about a year now. (It’s an equalization step, and my more myopic eye isn’t ready to reduce yet, but it seems like the other eye might be almost ready.)
Has anyone else had unstable vision as you get closer to the point of being able to reduce? Most of the stories I hear are of constant, sharp vision as you near that point, but I’m not sure if my eyes work that way.
Or does the unstable vision mean I’m a long way away from being able to reduce, still? I don’t often get that bitingly-sharp, “HD” – overcorrected-like vision (where you can see all the pixels on the computer screen or details in faraway objects and everything is super contrasty). Is that what I should have all the time before reducing? Or can you be successful and reduce while maintaining slightly lower (20/40 to 20/20 binocular versus 20/15 to 20/20 monocular) acuity?