Thursday, March 14, 2013

Session 50: Anniversary

A while ago I came up with an intuitive scale defining the worst kind of double vision leading to 'functional blindness' as -100, the tiniest bit of stereo vision as zero and a visual system performing up to its full potential as +100. Coming from -100, I position myself at -20 after two years and two months of training. The way down to living hell was long and so is the way up... It's incredible no one prevented me from ending up in hell in the first place and no one really cared about getting me out of it, but it seems like I'm going to make it! As long as I don't spontaneously combust into flames because of frustration and no one tries to interfere, I believe I can reach the stereo vision threshold in give or take six months. My performance in the various training devices keeps improving and I revisit certain exercises I did earlier, now being able to do them a lot better. The 26th of March I'll have my sixth check-up appointment to officially measure this progress. Later update: I got stuck in traffic and missed the appointment so I had to reschedule to the 2nd of May. Meanwhile training continues so no harm done...

PS: I finally managed to find a Syntonics device and it will be to my disposal soon. According to the things I've read about it and the professionals and patients I have talked to, this should propel me towards stereo faster. More on the Syntonic experience later.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

VisionHelp Podcast: Introduction to Visual Neuroscience and Vision Therapy

An Introduction to Visual Neuroscience and the Science of Vision Therapy

The program features interviews from Dr. Dan Fortenbacher O.D. FCOVD, Dr. Carl Hillier O.D. FCOVD and Dr. Leonard Press O.D. FAAO FCOVD. These three doctors specialize in the field of Developmental Optometry and practice Office-Based Optometric Vision Therapy.

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

A glorious occasion in Michigan

Heather, who has made the occasional guest appearance on this blog, spoke as a patient on the Annual Michigan Vision Therapy Study Group Meeting about her experience with vision therapy. Beneath you can find part of her testimony. It is really inspiring and gives hope to the rest of us out there trying to follow in her footsteps.

When I spoke to her about the video she said she wanted to emphasize how damn hard it was to find out about Vision Therapy and find the right person to help you. Furthermore she said that, although she and her eyes look great , there is still work ahead improving sensory fusion and consolidating the newly acquired motor skills. That being said, after a struggle lasting more than fourty years with eye misalignment and its ensuing problems this is already a glorious occasion.