Monday: 10/200 to 10/50 (swaying, relaxing)
Tuesday: 10/200 to 10/70 (acupressure, swaying)
Glasses test (indoor lighting at 10 feet):
On Monday I used my laptop for several hours while sitting outside so that I could look into the distance from time to time. I didn’t use my glasses, like I normally do, and I had lots of clear flashes on the roof of the house across the alley.
On Tuesday my reading wasn’t too good, but later that day I went on a walk with my fiancee and didn’t use my glasses during that. I enjoyed the walk and liked being able to look far into the distance even though it wasn’t clear. Although I’m myopic, I find it more fun to look at distance objects instead of close objects. I can’t completely explain this preference since I see close objects more clearly, but I think the reason is that I feel like I am using my eyes in a more specialized way for far away things. For objects up close I am able to experience them with any of my other senses (touch, hearing, smell, taste), but for objects far away I can only really see (and hear) them. These beliefs may seem to contradict the fact that my eyes are myopic, but maybe they just mean that I will be able to improve my visual acuity past 20/20 some day. 🙂
Finally, I did a Snellen chart check for my glasses today because they seem to be getting too strong; I can only wear them for so long before they start making my eyes sore. So I checked them (the results as compared to the original readings are in a chart above), and I have made big improvements since I got them! When I originally bought the two pairs of glasses, I was aiming for the strengths of 20/80 for the close work pair and 20/40 for the distance pair. At first, the close work and distance glasses allowed me to see 20/90 and 20/35, respectively. Today, I was able to see 20/60 and 20/26, respectively, through them. 🙂 Although these numbers are approximations (I tested at 10 feet), there are still large differences in the actual scores: 15 feet for the close work pair and 4.5 feet for the distance pair. However, I find it strange that I improved more for the close pair than the distance pair. If anyone has any ideas for why this difference occurred, feel free to leave a comment.
Based on these changes, I plan on buying one or two more pairs of glasses (from Zenni Optical) to replace my current two. I will get at least a distance pair that only lets me see about 20/40 and retire my current distance glasses. However, I will keep the close work pair as it seems they will become my distance pair soon enough 😉 . I think now- my summer break from school- would be the perfect time to get the new glasses because I’m driving less and will have time to adjust to them before school starts again in the fall. Hopefully this will be the last time I have to buy glasses. 🙂