Low Myopia Diopters: Do You Need Close-Up Glasses?

It's been a while since we've gotten into Q&A and diopter how-to posts. I'm working on doing more in video format since it[...]

Jake Steiner

May 15,2019 · 1 min read

It’s been a while since we’ve gotten into Q&A and diopter how-to posts.

I’m working on doing more in video format since it seems that’s the way we’re headed with online communicating in general.  Also I like to torture you with my homeless-man face.

So the question here is this:

You have low myopia, in the -1.50 diopter or lower-ish range.  You may have some amount of spherical diopter ratio and maybe some astigmatism, too.  Given this scenario, do you need differentials (close-up glasses) or is it better to just skip them?

A profoundly inspirational and charismatically guru-esque guru sheds some sagely divine light on this question:

Literally just back from three weeks in total off-grid jungle.

As always, it boils down to a bit of a case-by-case scenario.

Reducing diopter dependence is the name of the game.  Do it while having a plan, knowing why and what you’re doing, be patient and keep track of progress, and you’ll find your way back to 20/20.  

Keep making all thems 20/20 gains!




Jake Steiner

Reformed stock trader. Kite surfer, pilot, vagabond. Father. And of course - the last of the living, imaginarily bearded eye gurus.

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