Diopter Post List2018-12-02T04:29:16+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).    

Cylinder Correction (Astigmatism): Feeling Dizzy?

Got lots of cylinder correction, been making reductions, applying stimulus consistently ... and after all was well for some time - lately feeling dizzy with those glasses? Often a sign of improving / reducing astigmatism and cylinder need.  (no medical advice here ... always worth noting since the lens industry has invested millions in lobbying for making clear pieces of plastic somehow be "prescriptions" - this applies to non medical scenarios only) Below my case specific support response (as available [...]

By |Astigmatism, Glasses, Q&A|

Why not reduce a little CYL with each SPH?

Q&A: "Why Not Reduce Cylinder With Each Spherical Reduction?" Short answer, no you should not make too many cylinder reductions. Tends to not work out well. Also admittedly an old beard has been spending way less time for a while, talking shop. Eyeball tuning shop, that is. Been quite distracted with behind the scenes, from improving the site, to adding more courses, dealing with personal curiosities like chat bots, starting a bit of a podcast, and so much other stuff. [...]

By |Astigmatism, Glasses, How To's|

Dial Vision Review: What About Adjustable Lens Glasses?

Dial Vision glasses - the answer to a problem nobody was having? Adjustable lens glasses have been popping up for years now, offering some obscure convenience of being able to change diopters simply by turning a knob or dial on the frame. This doesn't make a whole lot of sense since a single focal plane change should address most of your distance vision needs, and ideally that single focal plane should be carefully considered and chosen.  Elsewhere here on the [...]

By |Glasses|

🎥 Optometrist: Brainwashed In School

New day, new quality content in the vaunted halls of the endmyopia library. A bit of a treat this one, having a chat with an optometrist who's gone way, way outside of the box of being a lens-seller and upholding the old timey "it must be genetic" myopia dogma. While we don't necessarily share all the same ideas and approaches as today's guest on Le Podcast, it is nonetheless fascinating to have a talk with an open minded optometrist.  It [...]

Why You Need Glasses: A Lesson In Biology

Glasses are a very simple, cheap, and immediate fix to your nearsightedness. Go to the optometrist, get measured, pick a pair of frames, wait an hour, your nearsightedness is sorted.  You just put them on, the problem goes away. But what is actually happening there? And perhaps more importantly, why is it that once you get that quick fix, that your eyes start getting 'worse and worse'? Here's a 4 minute, definitive explainer of what goes on, and why those [...]

By |Glasses, How To's|

Do Glasses Affect Your Personality?

Well hello there, darings.  Jakey Haybales here, reporting straight from your favorite sparkly unicorn farm. Because, yes.  You may not want to imprison yourself in an echo chamber of your own beliefs and ideas and things you decided once upon a time.   Keep challenging your own status quo.  Because once you stop, that's called being old. Or something else, who really knows.  But we've been going on about science and the mechanics of myopia reversal for so long, it's [...]

By |Glasses|