How To’s 2017-05-03T05:53:21+00:00

How To Guides.  There’s BackTo20/20, the exclusive lair of Jake’s personal students working on their eyesight.  And then there are the free guides, available to all readers, right here on @endmyopia.  So whether you prefer DIY, or don’t want to enable Jake by funding his debaucherous lifestyle, or are just dabbling, this section is for you.

A decade of eye guru experience, in hundreds of individual guide posts, many with student examples, all here in this section.  Dive right in!

Outdoor 20/20 Gains!

"But Jake, can't I just wear plus lenses and spend every waking moment in front of my computer?" You know, endmyopia is actually all a big ploy. Yes, just like the haters say.  A trick!  You learn all these things about optics and vision biology and how to control strain and how to get positive stimulus. And then, when you're too deep into it to want to turn back, then you realize the dirty secret:  Ultimately to really get back [...]

By |How To's, Video|

How Much Active Focus Per Day?

This one comes up a lot in the Facebook group:  "How much active focus do I need per day?" Makes a Jake a little crazy sometimes, this question.  Because of course active focus isn't an exercise.  So 'how many times' is definitely not going the right way about it, and might even suggest that the person asking hasn't really taken the time to understand this very underlying core premise of our method. But you know what?  My fault for not [...]

By |How To's, Q&A|

Pro Topic: Low Myopia & High Astigmatism (Video)

The question of low myopia and high astigmatism has come up multiple times in the BackTo20/20 support forum, this week. Low myopia, as in 1-2 diopters. High astigmatism, as in at least 2 diopters, likely even close to 3. Which to deal with first, spherical or cylinder, is always a question to answer for yourself before starting down the road of addressing your diopter needs.  One focal plane at a time, as uncle Jake likes to say. Best case scenario [...]

By |Focal Planes, How To's, Video|

Andrew: Natural vs. Artificial Light – Results!

You wonder if it's really that important to get natural ambient light for your close-up time?  Andrew sheds some (natural) light on that question, in this post. There's an annoying tendency in a lot of teachings. And that's the tendency to add superfluous things, embellishments, hoops to make you jump through.  I personally suspect they're there just to make the teacher seem more important, the approach more complex and requiring of expert instruction.  It must be amazing, just look at [...]

By |How To's, Student Reviews|

(Another) DIY Diopter Measuring Tool

This post is if you, if you're looking to make your own diopter measuring tool. Of course first there is the whole topic of centimeters and diopters covered in various posts in the lens and diopter blog category.  And also of course with endmyopia being by far the largest and most comprehensive science based vision improvement resource online, readers and students have created various similar forms of diopter measuring tools. Adding to the list is this DIY solution, posted by Charleen: [...]

By |Focal Planes, How To's|

Glasses vs. Contact Lenses: The Correct Focal Plane

Are your contact lenses and glasses the same exact (relative) correction?  They better be! Focal planes are the key to all things myopia.  Your eye being a dynamic system, constantly adjusting to seek ideal eyesight, uses focal plane feedback to calibrate itself.  This aspect of our biology is elegant and so complex that we barely begin to scratch the surface on how it works.   And yet ... we go monkey around with artificial focal plane changes, like it's no [...]