Chances are you were given a prescription for the first time, and you are wondering if you should start wearing glasses. You know how glasses can be a pain, but in all honesty, you’re lucky because 0.75 is still low and can be easily turned back to 20/20.
-0.75 diopters require you to wear glasses, especially on looking at things far away, such as when driving or crossing the street for your safety. However, for doing near work such as typing, it is not necessary.
In this blog post, you’re going to learn about the varying degrees of myopia. Furthermore, we would see what classification -0.75 diopters are. We are also going to talk about some treatments available for the prescription.
Is minus 0.75 eyesight bad?
The American Optometric Association states that -0.75 diopter is actually classified under Mild Myopia, which means that -0.75 is not bad. The only thing you can’t usually see in the eye chart is actually the small letters, unlike the severe ones which can’t even see the largest text.
|Eye Grade||Myopia Level|
|-0.25 to -3.00||Mild Myopia|
|-3.00 to -6.00||Moderate Myopia|
|-6.00 above||Severe or High Myopia|
As you can see in the table, -0.25 eye grade to -3.00 is still classified as mild myopia, meaning that it will be hard to see the small letters in texts. Other than that, they can still read large texts in the chart.
On the other hand, moderate Myopia (-3.00 to -6.00) can not see the small and larger texts, which means that the only thing they can see in the chart is the largest letter.
Severe Myopia is the case where they can’t even see the largest text in the chart.
This is my video on how I reduced my myopia and the glasses that I’ve used before. Feel free to check so you’ll get the basics of how I did it. For a detailed tutorial, feel free to check this post: How I reduced my myopia.
Can Myopia be Cured?
There are numerous methods to cure myopia, and the most known and fastest method is to do surgery which can be LASIK, LASEK, or PRK Surgery. The natural and risk-free way to cure myopia is to do active focusing, also known as eye hormesis.
|Laser-assisted in situ keratomileuses (LASIK)||Surgery|
|Laser-assisted subepithelial keratectomy (LASEK)||Surgery|
|Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)||Surgery|
|Atropine Drops||Slows Progression|
|Dual Focus Lens||Slows Progression|
|Print Pushing Method||Natural/Hormesis|
|Lens Reduction Therapy||Natural/Hormesis|
|Bates Method||Eye Exercise|
|Eye Yoga||Eye Relaxation|
What worked for me since I didn’t want to have surgery, and to be honest, the Bates Method failed me because it targets the muscles outside the eyes.
I used the active focusing method, which I teach in this blog and YouTube Channel.
If you are wondering why I am against Bates Method, it is because I’ve tried it: the palming, exercises, and all.
However, it failed.
Why? Because it strengthens the muscles around the eyes but only a little or not the ciliary muscles inside your eyes.
On the other hand, active focusing focuses on the muscles inside your eyes, also called ciliary muscles, which is why it helped me cure my myopia.
What degree of myopia requires glasses?
Generally speaking, you should start wearing eyeglasses at a mild myopia level which is around -0.50. This requires you to wear glasses on seeing things far away since faraway objects will start getting blurry in this grade.
This does not mean that you should wear glasses all the time. There are instances where you don’t need glasses on a mild myopia level, such as when typing on your computer or writing some notes in class.
It is always recommended that you wear glasses, especially when driving or crossing the sidewalks, in order to avoid accidents.
This is a table that will summarize if you need to wear glasses based on your eye grade. Remember that you might need to wear glasses all the time after -4.00. I have also included the Snellen Score in case you only have that data.
|Snellen Score||Diopters||Distance||Myopia Grade||Need Glasses?|
|20/20||0.00||∞||No Myopia||No Need for Glasses|
|20/30||-0.50||79 in||Mild myopia||Unlikely to Wear Every Time|
|20/40||-0.75||52 in||Mild myopia||Unlikely to Wear Every Time|
|20/50||-1.00||39 in||Mild myopia||Unlikely to Wear Every Time|
|20/70||-1.25||31 in||Mild myopia||May Need Glasses Sometime|
|20/100||-1.50||26 in||Mild myopia||May Need Glasses Sometime|
|20/150||-2.00||20 in||Mild myopia||May Need Glasses Sometime|
|20/200||-2.50||16 in||Mild myopia||Need Glasses All the Time|
|20/250||-3.00||13 in||Mild myopia||Need Glasses All the Time|
|20/300||-3.50||11 in||Moderate myopia||Need Glasses All the Time|
|20/400||-4.00||10 in||Moderate myopia||Need Glasses All the Time|
Should You wear Glasses for .75 astigmatism?
People who have jobs that are very detailed oriented need 0.75 astigmatism correction with glasses. However, 0.75 is not that big of a correction. Some people who are not detailed oriented will not even see that big of a difference. Glasses are meant to improve your quality of life, not the other way around
It would help if you took note of the following because having some of these means that you might need some correction: Red eyes, dizziness, fatigue, especially in the eyes, difficulty reading texts.
In case you’ve experienced some of these symptoms, always consult professional help to find the right prescription for you.
Positive and Negative Lenses are Different
Positive Lenses or Reading glasses are different from each other. It might be confusing, but in summary, Positive lenses are used by people with farsightedness while negative lenses are used for nearsighted people.
This needs to be included because you might need to check your prescription yourself if you have myopia (nearsightedness) or presbyopia (farsightedness). You can not interchange them.
-0.75 prescription is mild and won’t need you always to wear eyeglasses. Eyeglasses will be required only if you need to see things far away.
Doing near work such as reading books or writing emails will not require you to wear glasses since it is very mild to function well without them.
I do not recommend using negative lenses on doing near work since it stresses your eyes hard. If you wonder what I mean by this, check out my video where I discuss why it can be a bad idea.
“Only the things I love“
I believe that tools are essential, especially in improving our lifestyle. Because I am a minimalist, I only buy things that add value to my life.
In this part, I will give you the tools I use for improving my eyesight.
First, let’s start with something free. The Myopia Calculator is something I’ve personally made for my viewers.
Go to the Myopia Calculator I’ve coded, which will give you the details you need to start print pushing and active focusing.
I also have video instructions in that blog post, making it easier to use the tool.
Active Focusing Full Course!
So you want to do active focusing but don’t know how? I got you covered with a completely free course!
You can visit the course here: Improve Eyesight Fast: Full tutorial with Proof.
Alright, who am I giving tips on how to reduce your eye grade? What’s my story?
You can find my whole story here: How I reduced my Myopia
Another free tool where you can learn more about eyesight is on YouTube.
While I do not make eyesight videos anymore, many YouTubers are out there that teach how to reduce your eyesight.
However, I am not one of them.
Of course, if you want to follow me, you can find my Channel by clicking the button below.
Have a suitable measuring device. I don’t recommend cloth or simple tape measures since you must always stretch it hard when measuring.
Get a simple heavy-duty tape measure since you need to pull it out. You can also see that I’m using this measuring device in my videos.
Blue Light Glasses
Okay, one of the things you will learn from me is that preventing eye strain means getting enough sleep. Guess what? Blue light affects our sleep a lot.
That’s why I recommend wearing Blue Light Glasses at night about 2 hours before bedtime. That way, you will be sleepy enough and have a good night of sleep.
I use a yellow-colored one since it blocks the majority of blue light.
Reading Glasses/ Positive Lens
A quick warning. Do not use a positive lens if your eye grade is more than -2.00. You do not need one if your eye grade is still high.
But always get a good quality pair of these glasses since low-quality pair of positive lenses might not be very accurate.
Furthermore, some of these cheap pairs are not optical grade, which means their surface is not smooth. Non-optical grade glasses confuse the eyes.
If you are in the last stages of print pushing (-2.00 below), don’t waste your efforts by having a low-quality positive lens.
While there is a simple test for checking positive lens quality, it would be better to ensure that you have a high-quality lens.
So I recommend this positive lens which is lightweight, scratch-resistant, and accurate.
Negative Lens/ Myopia Glasses
This is one of the problems of most of my viewers; however, I’m sorry, but as of this time, I can’t give you recommendations on where to buy a pair online.
I am just lucky to befriend an optometrist who helped me get the grade I want. Let’s see in the future if I find anyone that would offer to help us get one online.
Of course, I will check their quality myself before recommending anything.
If you know someone who can help the community, go to my contact page and email me.