Hi, Ive had myopia (nearsightedness) since elementary school, somewhere around fifth or sixth grade. I am 18 years old now, and have -5.25 diopters in my left eye, and -4.25 diopters in my right eye, with some cylinder in my right eye. I like the way my glasses look, but the nearsightedness interferes with my sportive lifestyle and such. I do have contacts that I put in when I have to go to an important event, but I do not wear them every day. Ive tried various methods that Ive read about on the internet and in articls, such as reducing the prescription by a little bit, going out to look at the distance, and reading without glasses (print pushing). I do spend a lot of time outside and in the sun, currently I wear a -5.00 and -4.00 prescription with no cylinder (left and right respectively) for quite a while now, its been like a year or two years? I dont really see much of a change. Does anyone have any experience with this? Id really appreciate some help on this topic.