The relationship between strabismus and sports

I just went running. Strength is returning and I'm more relaxed. Communicating sources, I suppose. The experience I wanted to share is the following... After running for a while and especially the brief period after running lasting a few minutes, my eyes point at things more correctly. This is interesting because obviously I am getting tired, but at the same time I'm directing a lot of energy towards another process that doesn't involve too much accurate eye work. As long as I don't run into a tree, we're good. My intuitive explanation would be that…Read more …

Cast away

As many vision therapy patients will confirm it is an utterly exhausting and lonely process. Achieving healthy vision for a strabismic person is like any great athletic challenge only you don't get any recognition for it and your prize is something that everyone takes for granted. Being discouraged is a real threat especially if quiting is not even an option... Many great film quotes do apply and I posted many during the last few months. It might sound cheesy but at the time reliving those movies about people who survived great challenges helped…Read more …

Double vision and reading

It is certainly true that binocular eye problems prevent you from reading comfortably. This has all kind of repercussions on your academic (and athletic) performance. It's especially tragic if you like to escape reality with a good book once in a while but you can't really because of your diplopia. Reading with double vision is really hard. Nonetheless, I do read with moderation though and I still love it. How do I know whether a book is any good? If I can read it 'effortlessly' with my left eye too. If the book…Read more …

Vicious double vision circle

Yesterday I figured out that I ended up in a vicious circle... On top of the double vision I have a burn out. This makes sense... I feel like I can't get rested anymore... If stress caused by a problem that never gets solved never gets released your healthy stress relieve system just gives up after a while. It takes up to a year to recharge the batteries... Hopefully my eyes will have further improved or I'll be back in this mess sooner or later. I don't want to have an overdose of stress just…Read more …