Johnny has been making excellent progress improving his eyesight. Starting off with fairly high myopia at -4.75, he since made his way down a whole three diopters (!) to a current -1.75. How’d he do […]
Johnny has been making excellent progress improving his eyesight.
Starting off with fairly high myopia at -4.75, he since made his way down a whole three diopters (!) to a current -1.75.
How’d he do it?
Let’s start with Johnny’s most recent update, posted today in the forum:
Where to begin. Well things have been going well. I am down to just about -1.75. I managed to get down to -2.00 pretty quick this year and encountered a fair bit of double vision there, which if you have been reading my posts is a sticking point because it takes a while to resolve. Interestingly though my eyes were feeling strained after a week or so of wearing the -2.00 so I had to reduce to -1.75…almost as if my eyes ‘jumped’ through the -2.00. Anyway I have been wearing the -1.75 for maybe 2 and a bit months now and the double vision is resolving itself. A lot easier than when I got rid of my astigmatism but still slow and frustrating. It seems as though my eyes can adjust pretty quick to a reduction and I can have sharp double vision but my brain takes so much longer to sort it out which slows everything down.
Also I have said before but I will repeat here the double vision leaves me incredibly fatigued and exhausted. I know jake did a lot of studies about the impact of sugar on eyesight and I don’t doubt this effect. From what I understand the impact is insulin related and affects the lens. My experience has been that eating a lot (and I mean a lot) really helps me resolve double vision. I put this down to my brain using a lot of energy to sort out the two images. I mention it here because it hasn’t been mentioned in relation to the sugar stuff and sometimes if I don’t eat my vision is so much worse.
Anyway I am really happy with my progress. I am just about 20/20 with the 1.75, it will probably need a few more weeks. Also my night vision has improved probably due to the length of time I have been wearing it. Still not great compared to day time but its positive that it has improved more rapidly than previous reductions. Not totally sure why but hey Im not complaining!
To recap it has been 18 months since I started my rehab and I have reduced my prescription from about -5.00 SPH -1.50 CYL to 1.75 SPH in both eyes. That is pretty good I think!
The biggest thing is my uncorrected vision is so so much better. I can read signs, and with a bit of blinking/pulling I can get everything to clear up and repeat this pretty consistently. Its pretty amazing to see things clear (even if momentarily) with no correction!
Where to from here? Keep wearing the -1.75 until my vision is consistently 20/20 then reduce. Realistically I think I will be able to get to -1.25 by year end. Maybe even just about -1.00 but I expect another round of double vision to slow everything down so I think -1.25 is a realistic aim at this stage given progress to date. Which of course means we are starting to get to the sharp end of things. I have contacts down to -0.75 and haven’t tried to get any weaker than this. I don’t know if there is any point…the lenses are already getting flimsy and -0.50 really isn’t much correction. But at the same time -0.75 is still a big jump to try and clear up in one go. It might not be as bad when I am there but I don’t know – keen to hear any advice/suggestions for that so I can plan ahead.
One last point – love the videos jake. I wouldn’t worry about the editing too much the quirky humour is a much more redeeming quality! They also add a more personal touch to the site.
Nice one, Johnny!
Here’s some more of the chronology of Johnny’s very detailed forum updates. If you’re working on your own eyeballs, this might be good inspiration:
Investor, adventure hunter. BJJ, kite surf, wing foil, paraglide. Off-grid living survivor. Also former myope.
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