@jakey talks a lot about this topic in various videos, posts, podcasts etc., that you should have some goal, have some reward system, have some hobbies or reason to do it, because then it will be a much different experience. Because then it’s not like "ah I have to deal with this blur and which glasses should I use or not should I use or reduce or not reduce or go up and… " whatever. But for example you love surfing and then you just reach a point where “Hey, I can surf without glasses how cool is that?” (yeah, I was looking at the podcast with Joey when I started to think about this )
And then I started to think why I want to get rid of glasses? And I realized I have only two reason:
- and the biggest one for me is convenience. It’s a more simple life when you don’t need those plastics on your face and then you cannot scratch your eyes without moving them, or when it’s rainy or foggy it gets wet and then you have those this annoying blurry droplets in your vision. Or when you travel you have to make sure to have a replacement with you. Or it can be annoying when doing some physical activity and so on. And of course you always have to clean them which is super annoying.
- Because it’s a more healthy state of the eye. It’s not really a “subjective” emotional reason, I simply know by pure, cold logic that it would be better for my health if I would not be myopic.
But honestly, that’s all for me. I don’t really have any concrete thing for which I could say that “oh, if I would be emmetrope / low myope this and this would be so much better!”. I mean I don’t hate my glasses as some people do. They never really bothered me, when I got them as a 7 (ish?) year old child I was just like “well it was blurry, now it’s clear, how cool is that?” (retrospectively most likely that was when my sort of regular headaches started, but I’ve never linked the two). And I don’t do anything where having a glasses is more than a minor inconvenience. Currently my main hobbies (except for computer related things) are coffee and maybe hiking. You don’t need good vision for the first and many people do in sunglasses the latter so it’s not that big difference.
So if I really think about it, I don’t really have a big reason to get rid of glasses. Or in other word an (emotionally) positive reason to get rid of glasses.
So I got curious how are others with this? What is your reason to end your myopia?