What’s your prescription? They’re measured in “diopters.” If you’re nearsighted, a prescription of -3 diopters (negative is nearsighted, positive is farsighted) means you can focus out to a maximum distance of 1/3 of a meter, -5 means 1/5 of a meter, and so on. (I think +5 means you can’t go inside 5 meters but I’m not sure.) There’s two numbers though, sphere and cylinder, and I don’t know how they add.
Personally I am still really unhappy with one particular thing about how nearsighted I am. When I was a teenager I could comfortably lie in bed and read a novel without my glasses. I figure it was better that way, basically focusing as far as I could but not straining, as opposed to reading with glasses and focusing in all the time when I’m already nearsighted.
For several years though, my sight has been bad enough that I can only focus out to something less than a foot. My prescription seems to have stabilized at least, but it bothers me. I’ve constantly wondered if there’s anything I can do to help things just a little bit. There’s the “See-Clearly Method” of exercises which seems to have been discredited.
Still, I have pretty much always read a lot. It seems to me that I always got glasses intended for me to see out to infinity (standard glasses), then I focused in on books. My eyes got worse, then I would get stronger glasses, which meant I had to focus even closer to read. It seems unlikely that this couldn’t have any effect at all, any relation.
I’ve never really given much thought to contacts or surgery because I’m really wary of doing anything to mess with my eyes. If there were any exercises or something that could just get it back to where I was when I was like 18, that would be good. They say I might be stable where I am for some time, so it’s just that I wish I could stabilize at a bit better point, you know?