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    Nikita Ostrikov
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    So, I finally returned from vacation and found out everything about my glasses and close-up correction before starting “Active Focus”. And I have got 1 surprising information and 1 question about “Active focus”.

    So. It turned out that I am wearing -4,5 each lens. And my real myopia is about -6 (removed my habit of using smartphone and in started to improve, earlier it was -6,5). And it is my real close-up correction (at 55cm my vision is getting blur). Earlier my relatives tried to force me to get more powerful lenses, but I resisted (I understood that more correction – worse vision).
    Do I need another pair of glasses for long range?

    And as for active focus. That was actually the thing that stimulated me to start searching for vision improvement technique (I first noticed it in 2015 sitting in front of laptop)
    My question is – in the chapter you pointed out that “active focus” can give only minor improvements and we shouldn’t exceed 3 hours of usage.
    Actually – should I do it as an exercise (for as long as possible)? Or this is only for basically “finding out” this active focus?

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    • Jake S.
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      You do. Once you get to the ‘normalized’ topics around #30. You want nice clear crispy distance vision!

      Active focus, not as exercise. Maybe initially while you’re figuring out how to make it work for you. Otherwise and beyond that, glasses are suppose to give you clear vision up to a comfortable “blur horizon”, at which you have to use some active focus to clear blur.

      It’s meant to become a consistent habit. Bits of blur to challenge your eyes, without overdoing it.

      • Nikita Ostrikov
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        -I see. Will it hurt my vision if I start to wear new strong lenses?
        Sorry for many questions, I remember from my childhood how my parents kept changing new and new glasses for me and my vision declined more and more,

        -Ah, so I should practice it any time I see a little bit of a blur? Like walking around and then “op” and blinking a little bit without tension before the picture i a little bit sharper. Is my idea right?

        Also I wanted to share with you my latest observations. Long time ago I noticed that when I was a child with clear vision I always noticed a lot of, so to say, “stars moving around” in my vision when my eyes were closed (It looks a little bit like in old TV). Now I noticed that with bad vision my brain doesn’t concentrate on it and I just don’t notice them.
        When I tried to force myself to actually “see” those small dots and concentrate on them (I saw that I can only concentrate on one of those in a moment) I had an impression that my vision improved. The effect was even clearer when I did it before falling asleep in bed. In the morning vision was better and I didn’t need a lot of concentration to see them.

        Is it “Active focus”? Should I also practice it? Or it is just an observation and I should forget about it?

    • Jake S.
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      Not “strong” glasses. Just whatever works best for you, that you enjoy for distance vision. In most cases around 1 diopter more than what works for around 60cm distance, differentials.

      Also not required. Everything here is experimental! You can even just start with wearing in low light, night time, conditions where otherwise you really can’t see well at all.

      I don’t know about this stars / eyes closed experience. If your eyes are closed, you’re definitely not doing active focus. 😉

      • Nikita Ostrikov
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        Thank you for your reply)

        I will revise all the chapters and then proceed to new one.

        No what I changed in my lifestyle so far:

        -Stopped using smartphone
        -Started working only in sunny room
        -rest every 20 minutes
        -Moved laptop to the farest possible distance
        -Blinking at the letters while working
        -Measure 3 times a day to track the progress

        For now my progress is from averaged 16 cm to averaged 17 cm. But still I understand that it is not time to open champagne – still long way to go.

        Am doing everything right? Maybe I missed something?
        Sorry for silly questions. But this is one of the main goals in life for me. So will do all in my power.

    • Jake S.
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      Main thing, slow and consistent changes. Not looking for perfection, just improvement. Things that will be easy to stick with. 🙂

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