How To’s 2017-05-03T05:53:21+00:00

How To Guides.  There’s BackTo20/20, the exclusive lair of Jake’s personal students working on their eyesight.  And then there are the free guides, available to all readers, right here on @endmyopia.  So whether you prefer DIY, or don’t want to enable Jake by funding his debaucherous lifestyle, or are just dabbling, this section is for you.

A decade of eye guru experience, in hundreds of individual guide posts, many with student examples, all here in this section.  Dive right in!

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|

This Is Why Your Eyesight Isn’t Improving

We're going to do this one in video format. Because why? Because if you're here trying to figure out why your 20/20 gains aren't happening, likely means you haven't really done your homework before coming crying to an old guru about it. So as punishment you're going to have to deal with guru face, and guru ramblings. Tough love, kittehzzz. But Jack ... plzzz, Jack, help me. It's 80% plzzz-bros, and 20% darlings who genuinely just missed the exit somewhere. [...]

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Newbies! Stop Reducing Too Much

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, Jake.  Is it ok if I reduce my diopters by ... half?  Hey Jake, I'm -5. How about if I go to -3.  Would that be ok, Jake?  Hmmm?  What do you think [...]

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Video How-To: Low Myopia Blur Adaptation

Ok, darlings.  Video version of the low myopia blur adaptation post is now up. I generally prefer to do these as written post but since I get quite a few e-mails of kittehs enjoying the videos, I'm trying to make a few more of those as well. Here's the video: No getting around that face, though. Subscribe to ze channel if you haven't yet, to stay up to date on various new musings to help you with those 20/20 gains. [...]

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Long Term Uncorrected Low Myopia Blur Adaptation

Pro topic. You may have low myopia (below 2 diopters) and simply never started wearing glasses.  While in principle this is a smart move towards protecting your distance vision from lens-induced myopia, it doesn't alone address your existing myopia degree. It also creates an issue of habituated blur, something you'll have to address before being able to make meaningful progress in eliminating the low degree myopia. A question on this topic from the BackTo20/20 support forum: Smart self assessment. Here's [...]

By |Focal Planes, How To's, Low Myopia|