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Rehabilitation / Re: New Prescription- added cylinder back on - Update
« Last post by Alex_Myopic on October 05, 2016, 05:47:36 AM »
"Why do people say, reduce astigmatism and add spherical."
At low astigmatism and near distance one might even not notice diplopia even without cylinders.
I think astigmatism is harder to deal.
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Rehabilitation / Re: New Prescription- added cylinder back on - Update
« Last post by rajaty on October 05, 2016, 05:16:47 AM »
Why do people say, reduce astigmatism and add spherical.

What if i do the opposite.

Next correction i ll reduce my sph by .25 and increase cyl by .5 ...
then spend month reducing that cylinder by .25 each and follow the same cycle

Algo
Wear plus 4-5 hours a day for near vision.
For far vision.
Afte 4 weeks
reduce sphe by .25
increase cyl by .5
After 2 weeks
reduce cyl by.25
After 2 weeks
reduce cyl .25
Repeat

Outcome sph reduced by .25 cyl remains same. Visual cortex is happy.

That is my plan. 
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Rehabilitation / New Prescription- added cylinder back on - Update
« Last post by rajaty on October 05, 2016, 02:28:33 AM »
My starting prescription  was-
1) right eye- -2 sph -1.75 cyl
2) left eye      -2 sph  -0.75 cyl

I had been ignoring cylinder all this while in my reduced distance vision prescription. So I never knew, how much exactly my eyes are getting better. I was using -1 for distance.

Yesterday went to optometrist and got a new prescript
1) right eye- -0.75 sph -.75 cyl
2) left eye      -0.75 sph  -0.5 cyl

with this i could see 20/20 on sellen, both eyes open,  with some ghosting, although was able to see every single letter. Took a walk with this prescription i could read almost all sign boards, although not crystal sharp.

My next goal is to reduce astigmatism by .25 every 15 days...I think removing all cylinder at once wasn't such a great idea.
As for plus, I use +1  4-5 hours a day in office, in the evening while playing soccer and watching tv, i use my reduced prescription.

Weekend exercise- watch birds trajectory for an hour using a +2.

I've stopped using high plus, since i got floaters and i am scared what caused them.  Pretty confident low plus is harmless.
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Rehabilitation / Re: Snellen in a small room
« Last post by OtisBrown on October 04, 2016, 04:38:27 AM »
Here is a video on how to mark up a 20 foot Snellen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYw5TFoLpIY

Here is the Snellen to be down-loaded:

https://myopiafree.wordpress.com/eye-chart/

From my own experience, it is indeed necessary to write in big letters the line, in 20, 30 ,  40, 60,
so you can actually read it at 20 feet.  (Or 10 feet).

The point is this.  You can't do this with the standard eye chart !!

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General Discussion / Why are ODs not completely honest with you?
« Last post by OtisBrown on October 04, 2016, 04:31:00 AM »
It is indeed tragic, to find out that some ODs know that:

1) Long-term close work, creates "nearsightedness" (prefer, negative state for totally normal eye), and

2) The minus lens they provide, simply accelerate, that (negative change) in refractive state

The above, is simple physics, now established by experimental science.  But WHY does an OD avoid telling you this - when you can still read the 20/40 line (about -1 diopter)?

I have had real problems with this issue - because I simply want to be told scientific truth - and *I* will make the decision to begin prevention - at that point.  (Yes - that issue is indeed the, "Elephant in the Room".  )

I think that the word, "patient" tells a large part of the story. ( Patient = ignorant person, who can not possibility understand
the above scientific facts. ) So it is just easier to ignore the science, put you into a strong minus lens (while you are
still at 20/40), and encourage your distant vision to become permanently lost.  If that sound brutal, well I
prefer objective science, to being "talked down to".  Maybe you prefer the comfort of a strong minus lens, and
never wish to "question" the OD or MD about this issue. 

Here are the remarks by, "Prevent Myopia", for your interest. 

http://endmyopia.org/ophthalmology-science-glasses-cause-myopia-period/

One thing I personally do not do is this.  I do not make, "excessive claims" - after all - I am not in this for the money.

I think the FIRST MINUS is deadly, and I will not "fight" about that issue.  The point is to gain the wisdom,  to START with prevention, while you have a weak or mild prescription (-1 diopter), and prepare for long-term plus wearing - with the goal of passing the 20/40 line - in your long life.

That issue, is again science, not medicine.  ODs prefer to avoid this type of discussion - for obvious reasons.

The issue of the plus, is that it will require, long-term wearing.  That perhaps is why an OD will not tell you anything.

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Rehabilitation / Re: Snellen in a small room
« Last post by EugeneS on October 04, 2016, 04:12:50 AM »
Is there a 10FT Snellen chart online somewhere?
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Rehabilitation / Re: Snellen in a small room
« Last post by Alex_Myopic on October 03, 2016, 01:33:06 PM »
If you have one big mirror you can "double" the distance by adding the distance of the Snellen chart from the mirror and the distance from the mirror to your eyes.
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Rehabilitation / Snellen in a small room
« Last post by EugeneS on October 03, 2016, 09:24:20 AM »
It has been recommended from 20 FT away to self test. What does one do if we don't have that amount of space in our apartment?
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Rehabilitation / Re: Floaters
« Last post by rajaty on October 03, 2016, 12:29:40 AM »
Super!
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Rehabilitation / Re: Ordering your own "Check Lenses" from Zennioptical.
« Last post by OtisBrown on October 02, 2016, 06:50:37 AM »
The subject that the ODs and MDs will never, "talk about", which is the reason you should understand it - when at 20/40.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8uSYc0vIi0

Tragically, they feel you are, "to limited" to understand the need for prevention.  So they tell a fib.  They imply that a minus
is not "part of the problem".

I say - that it is indeed the problem.
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