Great, great work. No big deal about having that cylinder still in the differentials for the first ones, also.
Cylinder: Check eye chart, especially maximum distance or not ideal lighting – do you get any ghosting, double vision? That would be the symptom of needing some cylinder correction, possibly. If that’s not the case, leave as is. Next time you change differentials, consider reducing cylinder there first.
Optometrist and presbyopia. It’s usually a sales pitch. Check out the very first video in the first course session. See what your centimeter is without glasses but how CLOSE you can get before there is blur. Keep a note of it so you can compare in the future.
Short version: If you have no problem seeing small fonts close, there is no issue.
Optometrists will almost always try to find something to sell you new glasses either way. 😉
As far as reducing diopter ratio for normalized, make sure it’s appropriate. Do the centimeter / eye chart results confirm that you want that lower diopter ratio? Has there been any additional improvement in the right eye to suggest it is ready for additional blur challenge?
In most cases you would not reduce diopter ratio initially – unless it feels like the wrong ratio / too high for what you need.