Check-up 4

4th check-up after 1 year and 2 months training. I went from 14 degrees to 8, then 4 in october last year, and now between 2 and 3. The last few bits will be the hardest... To be brief he said: 'You are doing very well, I might start believing in something I was very scepticle about at first. But I'm still scepticle' Haha yeaaah. Anyways, if I can get a diploma with all this vision crap I should be able to learn to point my eyes at stuff simultaniously... :) Basta.Read more …

Ver el mundo en estereo (Spanish)

What struck me most about this documentary was the bit starting from minute 18 about a Spanish woman with diplopia. This is the first case I found that I can really relate to, because most strabismic people suppress the second image like I did before age 18. Diplopia is harder to overcome than suppressing, because you already use both eyes but in a faulty manner so you are even further from home... Since the gravity of her case and the description of her symptoms is very similar to mine, I was happy to hear…Read more …

Session 30

I was in a good mood today. Went to the Turkish bakery and embarked on another session, an aniversary session I'd say. The last two weeks the computer exercises went very well. I did them sitting, standing still, walking... The whole lot. And the images themselves moved on the screen too. Being able to do all this, means that my fusion is getting better. My accomodation and vergence system are getting more flexible. This time we made the exercises even more challenging to keep making progress. Aside from that I did an exercise…Read more …
Analysis of strabismus and its symptoms, patient prognosis and success rate of Vision Therapy

Analysis of strabismus and its symptoms, patient prognosis and success rate of Vision Therapy

My awesome friend and medical student Stephanie Johanns found the success rates of Vision Therapy for me through a medical search engine. She got me the Optometric clinical practice guidlines for the care of patients with accommodative and vergence dysfunction published by the American Optometric Association. She wanted me to have this scientific text aside from inspiring stories like Susan Barry's. 'Accommodative and vergence dysfunction' is a fancy phrase for (manifest as well as latent) strabismus, which in turn is a fancy word for being cross-eyed. This text, aside from being a bit technical, contains a positive…Read more …

Session 29

Yesterday I had session 29. Fusion remains, now we are taking it up a nodge with fusing constantly moving objects on a computer screen. I got some of them as take home exercises. In the meanwhile I try to stay moving. Balance and exercise make me feel better. I try to limit the time I'm sitting down. So I run, bike, read while walking... Total body movement. I can really feel everything is connected. Over the years I let it come to the point of systemic fatigue and will find my way out…Read more …

Introduction to guidelines for treating vergence and accommodative disorders

In previous generations, when survival depended on the ability to hunt, fish, and farm, the visual system had to respond to constantly changing, distant stimuli. Good distance visual acuity and stereoscopic vision were of paramount importance. Today, the emphasis has shifted from distance to two-dimensional near vision tasks such as reading, desk work, and computer viewing. In some persons, the visual system is incapable of performing these types of activities efficiently either because these tasks lack the stereoscopic cues required for accurate vergence responses or because the tasks require accommodative and vergence functioning…Read more …