So, yesterday I received the worst news ever...
I did my first eye test last year and I was told I had to wear a pair of glasses with the prescription ~0.9
and I was okay with that. However after a few weeks, I stopped wearing them as often as I used to and only used them in class.. But after a year, I realised I couldn’t see some tiny words on the whiteboard with my glasses and that I had to tilt the glasses to see it and that’s when I realised something was wrong. My first impression was that they might’ve expired or something had affected the lens, so I checked up with Specsavers and got a new eye test and I was told that my prescription went from ~0.9 to ~2.0 which was unbelievable.. I was surprised how I went up 1 point in a year..
So my question is are there ANY ways of improving your eyesight?
Like are there any tricks or are there trustworthy pills or vitamins that will help my eyesight?
- Thread Starter
As an optometrist I must say there is no proven way of improving your eyesight. There are proven ways of temporary improving your eyesight, like OrthoK, where you wear contacts during your sleep and they change the shape of your cornea so you can see without glasses or contacts during the day, however, you can't really say it improves the eyesight.
From my personal experience on the other hand, balanced diet, calm environment, proper use of glasses, and eye exercises helped me to improve 1 diopter in 2-3 years. Still, it is not something stable.
I was -3.50 and astigmatism of -1.50 (+-0.25), Now I can see 6/6 with -2.75 and astigmatism of -1.25.