Here more datails…
In this experiment I mainly went for bicycle rides (3 to 5h) and trail running/hiking (up to 6h). I’ve been practicing sport since I was a child (cycling, triathlon now) and I’m used to train 5h in a row even though it’s hard of course. This time I used those hours outside to train my eyes, sport training was in second place.
I had a couple of day of rest during which I spent the whole morning, or afternoon untill sunset, with family or friends in my birth place (outside in town center and few moments in a bar or shops) and one day I used car travel (4h) to look outside the window, my wife drove.
Main protocol during experiment was to alternate normalized and no correction for many hours. I’m a fan of zero diopter reset (0DR) and I decided to use this personal interpretation of mine during this period!
No glasses for 3h (longer I get strain) then 30 mins with norm (really close to 20/20 without AF) then no glasses again if strain has gone.
I never used smartphone while “training” (except to check my position while in the woods or to take a photo with phone at arm’s lenght 80cm).
I was really strict with looking at distance and use my vision in those hours (peripheral vision, “studing” how sunlight changes during time outside, paid attention to shapes of trees and horizon while without correction… “describe the blur” as Jake says, it helps; checking and AF signals and car plates while cycling; and many other stuff…)
Never used sunglasses.
Every single day was sunny.
In these shortest days of the year sunrise was at 7.00/8.00 (depending on position cos sometimes I started training before sunrise so I could live the massive light change from night to day), sunset at 16.22 from my house. Thus still planty of hours of light to enjoy!!!
Sometimes I got 20/20 without glasses (CF) and I’m still trying to understand this phenomenon. Always amazing and it gives me goosebumps!
If needed I could add some pictures to better understand the environment or light spectrum I refer to in different time of the day.
While “not training”:
99% without glasses at home.
Not a single minute of tv, tablet and pc.
A few reading time (15 mins any other day more or less)
30 mins a day smartphone use, in the evening.
5 or 6 amazing sunsets sitting on my couch and enjoying them “playing” with my eyesight following the line of the horizon.
Nutrition was super bad, Xmas binges all the time. Got drunk a couple of time. It’s not the time of the year for food restriction to me.
Spent more time as usual laughing with friends and relax without the stress I face normally in daily life.
Everyday breathing exercises, stretching, yoga and meditation.
I often played a kids card game called Double in which you have to spot and match figures as fast as you can, without glasses I pushed a lot my AF having a lot of fun. It gave me a bit of strain but super good for eyes and brain matching.
I love sunning, probably useless but I do it cos I like to feel sun rays on my face in winter time.
I added some eye muscles exercises. New to this practice and I can’t give any significant consideration or result. I just felt to try it.
Sometimes I felt strain in my eyes especially without glasses, maybe due to cold air in my eyes for hours and strain to see throught the blur. Even during the card game!
A couple of time I really forced myself to get up early (6.00) to go outside for this training, it’s not always easy even though I love to practice sport and stay into the nature.
In few occasions I felt I was missing the beauty of places cos I was without glasses but I kept staying without to force the 0DR.
I found myself nervous and tired in few moments, but I’m not sure I can relate this to my training.
I find hard to avoid using my smartphone and I needed too much willpower, I succeded but this is bad cos it means I’m pretty addicted to it and in normal life condition this addiction will rise again.
I read @Varakari experiment months ago, I don’t remember datails and his prescription. Maybe at my -2.00 the 0DR I used could have helped.
I know all this experiment may seem a sort of extreme thing or crazy somehow, but I enjoyed it and I learnt a bit more about my eyes and I get good result. As said I hope this gain is going to last when I’ll be back to daily life.
While running on top of a mountain with the smile on my face and enjoying a 360° view under the winter sun I said to myself:“If I could spend one whole year this way I’m definitely sure I’ll get to 20/20!!!”