How To’s2018-12-02T04:28:33+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!

The Three Hour Rule (To Avoid Ciliary Lockup)

Here's a rule, that's a rule for ole Jakey: Three hours screen time maximum, then one hour break with no screens. Of course this isn't some absolute rule for everyone, in ever case. But it is worth looking into: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIuN9Jjxccg Hopefully useful. Enjoy some great eyeball time today! Cheers, -Jake

Basics, How To's|

Troubleshooting: Help With Making 20/20 Gains

It's perfectly normal to get off track sometimes, while working on re-tuning your darling eyeballs. I have a whole troubleshooting playlist to help, on our Tubes. It's by no means exhaustive, but often a good starting point to find what may be slowing you down. Always start at the beginning when getting into things like this, take your time, learn the basics, save a lot of time in the long run. This one, mainly if you think you're doing everything [...]

How To's, Video|

Close-Up Strain Awareness: Game Changer!

Close-up eyesight strain awareness is a game changer. It's meaningless till you experience it first hand. And once you do, you're far less likely to go back to unaware bad habits of endless screen staring. It's all the pretty simple but key steps towards removing yourself from the vicious circle of lens subscriptions. Below, part of a support forum post in BackTo20/20, discussing the revelation of taking breaks and effects on eyesight.  Quite awesome to have these experience first hand, [...]

Basics, How To's, Student Reviews|

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. [...]

Astigmatism, Glasses, How To's|

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 [...]

Glasses, How To's|