Reversing Low Myopia:  Your eye is a stimulus response system.  The degree of myopia is largely irrelevant to your ability to reverse it – in other words, you can always reverse both pseudo- and lens-induced myopia.  

The devil though, is in the details.  It may seem more challenging to reverse that last (or only) diopter.  The reason for that though is largely because it’s a) a bit trickier to get the right sort of stimulus and b) it’s harder to quantify a 20% improvement (for example) when you’re just dealing with low myopia to begin with.  Read through this section for ideas, student feedback, and how-to guides for the low myope. 

Matthew: (An Inspiring) Low Myopia Progress Report

Today was going to be a no-blog day but alas, I can't skip Matthew's BackTo20/20 forum post: I’m one month into a fully equalized set of lenses at -1.25 / -1.25. I spent 100 days with the L -1.25 / R -1.50. I checked at the end of those 100 days, and again after 30 days on the -1.25 / -1.25 to see how my right eye was doing. I can see the 20/30 line on the Snellen with the [...]

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Bill’s Myopia Is Almost Gone! From -1.25 Down To -0.25 Diopters

Here's another low myopia progress report, today from Bill (who is also part of our FB group):  Almost there. If you have low myopia, you might want to do a quick search for "endmyopia low myopia" and look around the many guides on the topic specifically.  While your eyes respond the same to strain and stimulus in theory, in practice it's worth adapting a few new habits when you're in low myopia territory. Nice work, Bill! Remember, getting rid of [...]

By |Low Myopia, Student Reviews|

Dmitriy’s Progress Update: -2.5 Now Down To -0.75 (at 20/15)

Low myopia progress, always a tricky beast.   We talk about it quite a bit, in articles here, here, here, and here and even here.  If you dig in the free guides, you'll find lots of help to get you sorted on improving low myopia. Like Dmitriy: You'll never fail at this, if you keep at it. Here's the FB thread.  Stick with it.  Much easier if you started with higher myopia and have that reference point and confidence, but equally [...]

Cheryl: -3.00 Down To -1.75

I get a fair bit of e-mail from readers who try various vision improvement methods prior to finding endmyopia. Sometimes they start with promising results, but rarely lasting ones. Most of those programs have some "breakthrough" premise (tempting!), a well packaged theme perhaps, sometimes using recognizable names (the "Bates Method" and others), or some person with supposedly fancy credentials and camera-ready poses, promising you the moon.   None of that here.  All I've got for you is building good habits around strain [...]

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Samuel Making The 20/20 Gains: -2.00 Down To -1.25 In 5 Months

*above, what all people in Finland look like ... more on that in a moment. The e-mail is the usual torrent of messages, and your darling eye guru has been getting lazy. Yes, it's true.  I've been neglectful about taking screenshots and re-posting some of the gains our readers have been making and writing in about.  Bad Jake!  Let's get back on that subject since it's so key, and one of my very favorite things about this whole project.   It's Samuel's [...]

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Low Myopia, Plus Lenses, & Doubts About Progress

Do you have low myopia?  Tempted to tinker with plus lenses?  Wondering if you're actually making progress? Yes?  Then this post is for you! Toshiki posts an interesting and highly relevant round of observations in the support forum (in response to another post, the whole thread is here).  I'm reposting his comments here, since you're going to want to refer back to this, sooner or later: Objectively measurable long-term progress can be a bitch. I started in early February this [...]

By |Bates Method, Low Myopia, Q&A|