Don’t just quit wearing your glasses.
I find myself saying this a lot, lately. Must be something in the air, or in the water, or maybe Google is ranking crazy-talk more highly than usual.
Read those things, understand how diopters affect your eyesight. Realize that glasses aren’t necessarily the problem, but rather that hyperopic defocus is. And while you’re at it, dive into even more vision science.
Just as bad as too much correction is, you’re equally not doing yourself any favors at all with too little of it.
There’s a thing called blur adaptation, a term that may or may not have been coined by a mythical eye guru. Blur adaption, your visual cortex basically throwing up it’s arms and going fine, there’s nothing to see here.
That’s how you may get bad posture, social anxieties, depression. Not really better eyesight, though, beyond at best dropping some of the previous overcorrection.
On the flip side, knowing how to reduce your diopter dependence strategically will yield all sorts of quantifiable and enjoyable results. We like science here at endmyopia and we equally promote quantifying your results. Since this isn’t a unicorn pony show promoting throwing away your glasses and falling into manhole covers, we like to give you the tools to reduce your diopters and also quantify how that’s working out for you.
To that end, a nice post on our Facebook group:
Charts. We love charts.
There we go.
You can and might loose your overprescription by going without glasses. If you were stuck on a deserted island and had nothing better to do (and knew how to do it), you could technically even get back to 20/20 without glasses.
But having to adjust all your visual stimulus to a possibly very limited distance isn’t all that fun or productive.
So, don’t just stop wearing your glasses. Do like Tony and Angie are doing, learn about proper stimulus and responsible diopter choices, and reduce your myopia while still enjoying nice crispy vision!