Hi all! I'm an 18-year-old and I recently found out that I have -0.75 in both eyes this last month. Before my eye test in March, I never had issues with my eyes and could even read the 20/15 lines of the Snellen Chart just a year back. I am very sure that this issue is due to COVID and more specifically, sitting too close to a 34-inch monitor for almost 8-10 hours a day. No one in my family has a history of eye issues (besides age-related reading glasses being necessary) and my younger sibling has 20/15 vision. I never noticed my vision issue before because in the daytime and with sunlight, I see very far objects relatively clearly and essentially have 20/20 vision since I can read house numbers and license plates from over 80 feet away. I am very active and while playing multiple sports in the daytime, I didn't notice any issues as well. In normal lighting, I can see roughly 20/25 and in dim light, it's around 20/30.
My question is how can I improve my eyesight from -0.75 down to -0.25 or something lower and how long would it take? My doctor gave me glasses and they give me 20/15 vision at minimum (things super far away have crystal clear clarity, especially at night). However, I try to avoid wearing them since I know that it would make my brain a bit lazier in regard to focusing. I am generally practicing the 20-20-20 rule, doing basic print pushing (reading things farther from my monitor), and spending more time outdoors. Any advice, suggestions, or help would be much appreciated!