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This #endmyopia Mini Series will explore tools and strategies to allow you to measure your own eyesight – as effectively as the professional optometrist shop does it. What is the benefit? You will avoid overprescription, which often happens in optometrist office settings.

If you wear glasses or contact lenses, you most likely depend entirely on the optometrist shop to provide you with your prescription strength. They have all sorts of expensive testing equipment, often intimidating and confusing to the average person. You are put in a dark room, in front of clicking and whirring machines, a huge aparatus filled with lenses and dials, projections of tests on the wall in front of you. Do you ever wonder though … what does all that testing really amount to?

Most of those tests just measure one thing:  How far you can see before things get blurry.

That is all myopia (in most cases) really is – a matter of how far into the distance you can see clearly. It is a simplified concept, sure.  But in 95% of cases, that’s all you really need to know.

Testing allows you to get a more personal and meaningful relationship with your eyes. And really, it is quite easy to do once you practice a few times. Further, as high as 70% of my clients first came to me being overprescribed by 20% or more! That is a massive dose of false focal plane, which forces your eyeball to grow longer (giving you difficult-to-reverse and dangerous axial myopia).

There are major benefits in measuring yourself: