Hello everyone! I’m a bit confused about astigmatism and I’m not sure how to approach my case. I’ve read most posts in the forum, and I’ve experimented a lot, so much that I even got a test lens kit to reaaally understand all about glasses. The most recent vision test I had with an optometrist showed: OS: 3.75sph 2.50cyl OD: 4.0sph 1.50cyl
The approach I decided to take was:
- To completely remove CYL from differentials.
- To almost completely remove CYL from normalized (only leave 0.75cyl in my left eye).
So with the help of the test lens kit I found that the best I could see without cylinder correction was with 4.0 sph in both eyes. My vision is very clear, but not completely clear.
My main concern is that I don’t want the cyl-for-sph substitution make my myopia worse. Specially because with sph-only correction my vision is not as clear (I do see a lot clearer with the cyl correction the optometrist gave me). I can’t remember finding a lot of details about this specifically. I know Jake says astigmatism correction is, in many cases, unnecessary.
However, isn’t getting more sph as substitute for cyl a direct stimulus for more induced myopia?
Do you think is a good idea to put cyl back and only have the least amount of sph possible to give me, say 20/25 vision? What about for closeup? I’m wearing 2.75 for closeup and can “read” the text, but it’s not very clear (and it’s even a little double). So same here, wouldn’t having more sph be counterproductive just for the sake of removing cyl?
- To have all (or almost all) the cyl I “need” and only enough sph to give me a blur challenge.
- To remove all (or almost all) cyl and substitute it with sph correction.
Thank you all so much!