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    nrmalo2020
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    Hey Jake,

    Back again. I’m so excited! I’m ready to reduce to my first new normalized. My current cm results are giving me an average of 35.8 left and 31.1 right (which I calculated to be (-2.75 and -3.25). My current normalized from the opthalmologist is -3.5 left +0.5 cyl and -4.5 right. On the Snellen chart, I’ve been getting a pretty clear 20/20 in both eyes. And my differentials are at -1.5 left and -2.0 right. I get about 57 cm with them (sometimes I have the illusion that I’m at the full 60 cm lol). If I add -1.5 to my diffs, it would put me at about -3.0 left and -3.5 right for the first reduced normalized. Do you think that’s a good start? What would you recommend?

    Thanks so much!

    Natalie

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    • Jake S.
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      Very cool, perfect reason to be excited! 🎊

      Maximum first reduction, up to one full diopter. Also considering that you want a diopter gap between normalized and differentials around 1.50 diopters.

      Soooooo … your assessment all sounds about correct! πŸ‘

    • nrmalo2020
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      Awesome! Perfect. πŸ™‚ Do you think I will be able to overcome the change in diopter ratio between left and right (meaning going down 0.5 in left but 1.0 in right) once I adjust to them?

      You are the best.

    • Jake S.
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      If your differentials already have the new diopter ratio and you used them for the past month or so, it should be reasonably straightforward to adapt to the same ratio for normalized.

      You could make the reduction a bit lower possibly (less change) to help with the initial adjustment period.

      Also, as long of a zero diopter reset as you can manage. Ideally maybe just using the differentials and no glasses for a bit (depending on what’s reasonably feasible for you), then new normalized. πŸ˜‰

    • nrmalo2020
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      Ok, got it. *thumbs up* I’m on it!

      Wish me luck.

    • Jake S.
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      Good luck! Or perhaps …. happy exploring! πŸ˜‰

    • nrmalo2020
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      Woohoo! Thank you πŸ˜‰

    • Jake S.
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    • nrmalo2020
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      Oh, really quick question! Do I need to factor in the 0.5 cylinder correction for the left eye in this reduced normalized or can I ignore it?
      -Thanks

    • Jake S.
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      If your differentials already have the new diopter ratio and you used them for the past month or so, it should be reasonably straightforward to adapt to the same ratio for normalized.

      If it’s still in differential, no. If in differential and no directional blur at more distance, then fine to leave out.

    • nrmalo2020
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      Ok! It’s not in the differentials now. I left it out for that pair. I will test for directional blur using the resource on Endmyopia to see. I don’t think I really notice it much, though.

      Thanks, Jake!

      -Nat

    • Jake S.
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      Awesome. Onward! πŸ˜‰

    • nrmalo2020
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      Onwards and upwards…towards 20/20 glory!

    • Jake S.
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