Session 44: Doing time

Session 44: Doing time

I've been working with the Aperture Rule for two weeks now. The device once again demonstrates the things I have been explaining about vergence and accommodation. This device comes with two plates you can change. The one with the one hole is to train convergence and the one with the two holes is to learn how to diverge your eyes. Depending on where you put the plate the degree of difficulty changes and there are 12 levels. With both plates I can only reach level 4 but the reason why I can't make it…Read more …

No more emotional meltdowns for Asher

That kid is me but only ginger. Housework did take ages, I had a lot of meltdowns and actually threw a few chairs in school once! Click on the link to watch the video. No more meltdowns for Asher!Frustration and emotional meltdowns are sometimes a consequence of binocular vision problems, such as Convergence Insufficiency (CI), visual focusing and tracking problems. Take a look and hear how Asher and his mother describe what life was like for Asher before and now after his vision therapy. Asher also gives a special word of thanks to…Read more …

News from Heather in Michigan

"Yesterday was just a crazy 3D day. It pops in at the strangest times. We have an island in the middle of our City and I like to go down and eat lunch there sometimes. As I was pulling onto the island I had this huge sense of depth perception. I don't even know how to explain it. It was scary and fun all at the same time. And then it just went away. :( "   But as she continues with VT, there will be more and easier 3D vision! Some people…Read more …

The stereo blind podologist

I had a little ingrown nail issue and I went to a podologist my mother recommended. She drilled the lil fucker out and then pulled it by the root. She said: 'You must have a very high pain threshold because you didn't even flinch.' 'This is nothing, I've had bigger health issues than this', I replied. She got curious so I told her about the eye operations etc. The girl is my age and I could see the reflection of the lights in both her eyes so by the looks of it she…Read more …
The extreme visual skills of an Apache fighter pilot

The extreme visual skills of an Apache fighter pilot

My VT friend Diane Calvert from New Zealand shared a very cool excerpt with me from a book called “Apache” by Ed Macy about Apache fighter pilots in Afghanistan. Earlier I blogged about a different kind of ‘Vision Therapy’ during which a blind man learned how to see with his tongue. This anecdote is at least as interesting! “A monocle sat permanently over our right iris. A dozen different instrument readings from around the cockpit were projected into it... The monocle left the pilot's left eye free to look outside the cockpit, saving…Read more …
Session 43: A picture is worth a thousand words

Session 43: A picture is worth a thousand words

Last week I was a bit sick and nothing seemed to work but this week things seem to be better. Sometimes it would just be easier to be a robot and shut down the stream of consciousness, wouldn't it? Either way it's better not to accumulate too many diseases at once. :D In today’s session we did some of the usual stuff... The rotoscope, balancing on the rail with various prism glasses and one exercise we did a few times before. This exercise consists of standing upwards, looking though some kind of holder…Read more …

Vision Therapy in the eighties

This is a PSA for Vision Therapy from the eighties. This means that it's been out there for a long time! 'I was working at the word processor and experienced a headache. More than 40 million Americans use some kind of computer screen every day and a great many of them have eye strain and headaches' hahah. Anyways, aside from the retro aspects not much has changed, including the fact that VT needs have remained under-served over the years causing sorrow to many. It's incredible how this lifesaving knowledge hasn't become mainstream over…Read more …

Session 42: Accommodation versus Vergence?

The visual system, as far as your actual eyes are concerned, consists of two systems which have to be in tune with each other. On the one hand there is the accommodation system which makes sure the image you see is clear and sharp. On the other hand there is the vergence system that makes sure your eyes are both aiming at your target. For most people a well functioning vergence system, meaning aligned eyes, is one of the first things they learn in life and is at the core of their habit…Read more …