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  • Simone Burke
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    in reply to: New differentials #79009

    Thanks so much for your reply Jake. This makes sense. I think seeing another optician without bias would be a good idea and very interesting.

    She is seeing 20/40 on the 20 foot snellen chart with the -3.5 SPH 2.75 CYL. With her -5 SPH -2.75 CYL she can see 20/20 so I find it so strange the optician wants -5.75 / – 6 SPH -2.75/-3 CYL.

    I am thinking of keeping her in her -3.5 SPH -2.75 CYL glasses until she is at 20/20. I am wondering what your thoughts are on this or should I get her another pair of glasses and slightly increase SPH?

    Thanks so much for all you do. EndMyopia is the only system that actually makes sense and we are already seeing huge improvements.

    Simone Burke
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    in reply to: New differentials #79003

    Hi Jake,

    I just wanted to give you a bit of an update for Bella (9 years old).

    We have continued to do lots of outdoor time / sports and Bella’s cm to blur has gone from 21 cm on average when we stated the endmyopia journey late 2021 to 40 cm on good days where we have had a lot of outdoor activity. The lowest recently was 33 cm at the end of the day after playing on the computer (which happens rarely but I was interested in recording what it would be after a computer game) but generally it is 38-40 cm.

    We had a check at the optician this week and she says she is still getting the same readings -6 (OD)SPH -2.75 CYL and -5.75 (OS) SPH -3 CYL as she did in Jan.

    Bella is currently wearing -3.5 SPH and -2.75 CYL and sees perfectly well in these. I had prev mentioned that these were her differentials that she just started wearing as normalized and so I had kept her in those as since they are quite a bit lower I have not attempted to reduce anything as yet or give her a new set of differentials. I was hoping that the difference I am seeing would have been reflected at the opticians but she is getting the same measurements of the -5.75 / -6 SPH.

    The optician was surprised that her findings were the same as they were in Jan and had not got worse (which was always the case before). When I took her to the optician I put her in her -5 SPH -2.75 CYL as these were her prev glasses (from a few years ago) before she did the misight contacts which were even stronger. I never did fill the recommendations for the -5.75 / – 6 SPH. I told her Bella would not wear them as she would get headaches and felt they were too strong so she had not been wearing them. This is actually the case with the -5 glasses but I did not want to tell her I never did get the stronger recommendations. Her suggestion was that we should def keep her in the -5.75/-6 SPH and this time add in some prism as she thinks she may have mild exotropia.

    As soon as we got in the car from the visit she immediately put her -3.5 diopter glasses on as she says the -5 diopters gives her a headache. I am def not putting her in the higher diopter glasses that have been suggested and I don’t want to add prism.

    I am considering having a vision therapy assessment done just to see if there is exotropia or what that assessment shows. Not sure where to go from here. We will keep doing all the healthy eye habits but am wondering if I should keep her current diopters of -3.5 SPH, -2.75 CYL for longer. Should I consider lowering the CYL or just keep everything the same for the time being. Or do I increase the SPH?

    Any thoughts would be really appreciated. I feel that there have been so many improvements and Bella notices it too. She can now go swimming and we don’t worry that she can’t see anything as her vision has improved (in my opinion).

    Thanks Jake!

    Simone

    Simone Burke
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    in reply to: New differentials #77945

    Thanks for the reminder!

    I think I will wait before getting another set of diffs and just have her continuing with the current norms and diffs. I immediately stopped the -5.75 Misight contacts and had her in the -5 SPH glasses when I first came across your work as she was using them anyway when she didn’t feel like wearing her contacts. That was an easy transition for her. She has been using those for about 6 months.

    I got her diffs early Dec so it is prob way too soon for me to think about lowering. Was just thinking she needed other diffs if she was using her diffs as her norms so appreciate your thoughts that this set up is ok.

    Will keep you posted 🙂

    Thankyou!!

    Simone Burke
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    in reply to: New differentials #77940

    Thanks Jake.

    Yes it is infuriating. They suggested Misight lenses to stop the progression and in 6 months of using the contacts they said she had increased by .5 dioptors in both eyes despite saying the Misight would stop the progression. The final straw was when I was told she was now a glaucoma suspect as her pressure was up. I found your work and it made sense! Finally something that made sense! At her last check her eye pressure was fine.

    On the eye chart using her differentials she is 20/40. She can easily recognize faces and expressions. I think she was ready to use her diffs as normalized when I would send her to school with her normalized and differentials to change depending if she was in the classroom or playing outside and she would come home and tell me she forgot to change them and had worn her diffs all day even playing outside and saw fine with them. At first I was concerned but I tested her with different signs to read outside and she was ok. I hope I am not moving too fast.

    For her new diffs, do you think I need to increase SPH when I lower the CYL for the new diffs?

    Based on her cm to blur that would equate to -4 SPH, then -1.5 = 2.5. Add .5 so it would be SPH 3 and reduce CYL by .25 ( – 2.5 from -2.75). If I reduce the CYL by .5 it would be -2.25 CYL.

    I was considering lowering to OD and OS -3 SPH, -2.25 CYL with the relative axis for her differentials.

    Her new normalized would be OD and OS -3.5 SPH, 2.75 CYL

    Your thoughts on whether I am on the right track would be appreciated 🙂

    Thanks for getting back to me 🙂
    Simone

    Simone Burke
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    in reply to: New differentials #77937

    Thanks Jake.

    Yes it is infuriating. They suggested misight lenses to stop the progression and in 6 months of using the contacts they said she had increased by .5 dioptors in both eyes despite saying the misight would stop the progression. The final straw was when I was told she was now a glaucoma suspect as her pressure was up. I found your work and it made sense! Finally something that made sense! At her last check her eye pressure was fine.

    On the eye chart using her differentials she is 20/40. She can easily recognize faces and expressions. I think she was ready to use her diffs and normalized when I would send her to school with her normalized and differentials to change depending if she was in the classroom or playing outside and she would come home and tell me she forgot to change them and had worn her diffs all day even playing outside and saw fine with them. At first I was concerned but I tested her with different signs to read outside and she was ok. I hope I am not moving too fast but am just logging our readings, time outdoors etc.

    For her new diffs, do you think I need to increase SPH when I lower the CYL for the new diffs.

    Thanks for getting back to me 🙂
    Simone

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