Jake S.
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That’s a fairly ideal situation right there.

If it were me, I’d try to use glasses when convenient for distance, and contact lenses when that works better for the use case (longer continuous outdoor, sports, just not wanting glasses, up to you).

You’re right at that place where in nice daylight while not driving, before lots of close-up, you probably don’t need any correction at all. Starting there and then adding diopters when you want or need them, ideal. That way you’re starting a habit of being more conscious about when you want the extra diopter. Eyes get more of the natural focal plane, a bit of challenge, when you notice that not being pleasant or ideal, pop in contacts or put on glasses.

Straight -1, both eyes? Maybe. Probably if you go for a while without contacts, get some glasses again (around the diopter you had before, or maybe -1.25 or so). No correction > glasses > contacts. Set the visual cortex expectation a bit lower, see how a -1 works out in that scenario.

There’s no definitive answer here, you see what diopters work best. Main thing would be to use them “as needed”. Which over time will gradually decrease towards natural focal plane being just fine.