If I wore plus lenses when I got my first minus or even better some years earlier when starting studying for hours most propably I wouldn't have to deal with added problems as diplopia, left-right ratio and good night vision now.
The good thing is that after many months of patching my eye I have some flashes of good vision for my right eye now.
Hi Alex -
I also believe, that if a GOOD optometrist, had told me about that proven -1/2 diopter per year, per each year I was in school, I would have convinced my self to either 1) Start wearing the plus with long-term consistency, or 2) Would have accepted responsibility for that -1/2 diopter per year - that I was certain to get into if:
1) I did not start wearing the plus for the long-term, and
2) If I thought that the "plus" was "therapy".
It is this issue of "not being told", by an optometrist - that concerns me the most.
People here seem to think that the "plus" is therapy and that it will "cure" them in a short time. This is the tragedy - of all of us.
I give it to the ODs. We do not WANT prevention - if it means long-term wearing of a plus.
Give them that much. You want your vision extremely shart, instantly. If you do not get it - the OD who is trying to help you - is INCOMPETENT - IN YOUR MIND.
That is why you will get "silence" from any OD if you attempt to get, 1) a reduced prescription, 2) advice on how to get out of it (self-measured 20/40), and 3) Your intelligence insulted - if you ask if the minus is high risk - for making matters far worse.
I truly wish "money" could be removed from the optometry business - and scientific honesty could prevail.
There were some OD who were HONEST with me - as I am honest with them.