Having double digit myopia is almost inevitably pointing your future vision health towards a cliff. Whether it’ll be glaucoma, cataracts, or retinal detachment, some long term consequence is bound to catch up with you at some point.
If you have high myopia, taking steps towards to reduce this condition is really not optional. I often liken high myopia to obesity. It’s not just that you don’t look amazing in fashionable clothes that you have to worry about by neglecting your health.
And there is no question, that you can. Here’s Nadim, getting himself out of that diopter-obesity danger zone:
Important note: If you want to get started improving your own eyesight, I offer a number of courses, including options for one-on-one support with me personally. Check out the courses page for what’s currently available to help your eyeballs.
I had tried a few things in the past (including Bates Method) with no measurable success. My myopia slowly progressed, until I was approximately 21-year-old, when it settled at 9.75(OS) 11.25(OD). I’m now 30, and since then, there’s only been minor variations with my astigmatism.
In mid-January, after reading many success stories on the forum here, and with the course appearing to be a well structured program, I subscribed and slowly started modifying my habits. This was at the same time I had my annual exam and I was trying a new kind of contact lenses (silicon). My contact lens prescription was 9.00(OS) 10.00(OD).
I went back a month later for a follow-up on the silicon lenses, and to do the retina exam. During that month, I was still following the #endmyopia program (at my own pace – i.e. much slower), and noticed that my vision was improving. With the lenses on, I was seeing better than I had ever seen before. I thought it might just be that the lenses were better quality than my previous lenses. But during the follow up exam, the OD told me I was over-prescribed and dropped my prescription to 8.50/9.50. I had now 20/20 vision with that new prescription.
Needless to say, I went back home happy! The program was actually working!
For the following 2 months, I continued with the basics, and I slowly started to feel that I was seeing better than 20/20 again. I wanted to wait at least 3 months before scheduling a new exam, but I was also out of contact lenses. So, I went back to my OD to order a pack of lenses. They didn’t have my prescription in stock, so they gave me a trial pack of 8.00 and 9.00 that I could use temporarily until my they received my exact prescription. Perfect! I actually wanted to try this out. Back home, i tried them on and was very happy to confirm that I had perfect vision! – Nadim
There you go.
You don’t need to be shedding three diopters a year, like you might see in some of these improvement accounts. Slow and steady will do the trick, just getting close to a diopter a year will have you out of danger in no time.
If you haven’t yet, now’s the time to get started! Don’t listen to the excuses from that little voice in your head. ;)