Diopter Post List2017-05-03T05:54:04+00:00

Diopters.  We stopped calling glasses “prescriptions” a while back, since we don’t believe a reasonable educated individual needs a so-called professional to tell them which piece of clear, curved piece of plastic to buy.  (or conversely, keep you from making your own diopter choices)

If anything, we believe that most of the mainstream will give you more diopters than you need, causing progressive myopia and all sorts of long term risky side effects.  We feel strongly about education you on the subject of testing your own refraction, of making your own diopter choices.  Glasses are far less dangerous than lots of over-the-counter drugs!  Read this section for all things related to diopters, learn about the fascinating world of bending light (to your will).    

Low Myopia, Close-Up Glasses: A Plus Lens Use Case?

Today, a quick video on low-myopia differential glasses (plus lens) scenario. Note that while this covers the general, common scenario, we're talking about biology here.  Biology which varies from one person to the next, and there are countless exceptions, tweaks, and considerations.  Watch this as a starting point, and one piece of the puzzle (rather than an absolute answer for everything). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyyN8ed3JN4 A bit of a pro topic. Some of these videos are only available from the Pro Topics playlist. [...]

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Ocular Dominance: Das Schweinen Hunden Ist Wrong Again?

Ocular dominance. Aka. the thing that you can spend about four seconds to look up in Google and realize is a real thing.  Also the thing that retail optometry has apparently never, ever heard of. Ocular dominance, in briefest explanatory form, means you having one eye that's "stronger" than the other.  You see farther, sharper, focus faster with your dominant eye.  Ocular dominance, you have it. Everybody does. So that begs the question, why did your first glasses then have [...]

High Myopia Measuring Tool: Nate Tweaks The Diopter Tape

Our darling Facebook group gets the occasional brilliant post. Or maybe it's quite a few, though it does get its fair share of repeating newbie questions.  Pro tip:  If you want to make it into the group, answer all the join questions - I've been getting quite strict about not letting riff-raff into the group, lately. Here's Nate's high diopter tape tweak: Psychology might matter. To download your own (free) diopter ruler, courtesy of uncle Jake, or various awesome eye [...]

By |Focal Planes, How To's|

Pro Topic: Managing Your Maximum Diopter Gap

Diopter Gap: Number of diopters between your differential and normalized correction. This one falls squarely into advance topics. For most people, choosing a differential based on ergonomically comfortable close-up distance from a computer screen, and a differential based on about 20/30 on a Snellen chart, results in a diopter gap of around 1.5 diopters.   Lots of factors can play into the individual diopter gap. Anything from accommodation range (age), ambient lighting, alternate close-up distances, preferences for distance vision diopter [...]

By |Focal Planes, How To's|

Newbies! Stop Reducing Too Much

Heads Up: Future "pro topic" videos will only be available in the Le Meow forum.  The forum is free to join, but requires some basic knowledge about endmyopia.  Answer the join questions here. There are a few recurring themes with kittehs getting started with getting that lens monkey off their back (or ... nose). The most recurring one is, newbies reducing too many diopters all at once. I get five billion e-mails and messages, all asking this same question.  Hey, [...]

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