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!

PRO TOPIC: Plateau Problems!

Were you making great 20/20 gains in the beginning, but are now stuck?  No matter what, all the things that worked before now are getting you no more gains? Plateaus.  This post, for you. The basics of stimulus based vision improvement are simple.   All you have to know about is 1) strain management and 2) productive stimulus.  As with anything human biology though, things always get a bit more tricky once you really get into the 'biohacking' past the [...]

By |How To's, Q&A|

Kim’s -7.00 Reduced To -3.00 (In 18 Months): Amazed By Habit Effectiveness

How do you get from a -4.00 diopter correction down to -3.00 without even thinking about it?  Is that wishful thinking, or did Kim just do exactly that?   You keep hearing me saying this:  Habits kitteh, are key to all the 20/20 gains. Not eye exercises.  Forget about exercises.  Life gets in the way.  You've got things to do.  Sure maybe you're the super motivated type and you can do an hour a day eye exercise regimen for the next [...]

By |How To's, Student Reviews|

PRO TOPIC: Diopter Equalizing / Patching (Video)

Pro topic, Holmes. Don't monkey with diopter unless you know how all the pieces work together.   If you do, here are some worthwhile posts on equalizing / patching: https://endmyopia.org/pro-tip-notes-on-diopter-equalizing/ https://endmyopia.org/whats-first-equalize-or-reduce-spherical/ http://endmyopia.org/pro-qa-equalize-differentials-first/ A lot of these scenarios are best evaluated case-by-case so be sure to learn all about diopter equalizing before trying things.  Supportive, myopia control friendly optometrist also likely great to have around. And as always, there's quite a bit of excessive patching advice floating around online.  Remember to introduce stimulus gradually [...]

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

Reducing Diopter Ratio: DIY Patching Solution (PRO TOPIC)

Diopter Ratio:  The percentage difference between your left and right eye spherical diopter values.  People sometimes refer to it as weak eye and strong eye, although I prefer not to use those terms - it is entirely normal biology for one of your eyes to be dominant (ocular dominance). We also talk about diopter ratio and ocular dominance here in the blog.  Here, here, and here.   If you're not familiar with ocular dominance and the basics on when and [...]

By |Focal Planes, How To's|

(Pro Topic) Nick: Is Time To Equalize Diopters?

Pro topic, Q&A time. Equalizing is a topic we discuss in BackTo20/20, as part of the effort to reduce your diopter complexity as you get closer and closer to not needing to wear glasses for most activities.   Equalizing:  Reducing the difference between left and right eye spherical diopters. Diopter Complexity:  The degree of difference between left and right eye spherical diopters.  Amount of cylinder correction.  Degree of difference between left and right eye cylinder.   The simpler your diopters, [...]

By |Focal Planes, How To's, Q&A|

Child Developing Myopia – Uncooperative With Prevention?

There has been quite a lot of discussion in the Facebook group lately, about child myopia.  Likewise, endmyopia e-mails have a lot of child questions. So let's talk about child myopia, and child cooperation today. Important Note:  Before you start playing around with endmyopia concepts, it's really important to realize that children's eyes are still developing.  You can play around quite a bit with focal planes as an adult, and not go too far wrong - at least compared to [...]

By |Child Myopia, How To's|

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