Looking back at 2013 and looking forward to 2014

Entered 2013 barely able to align my eyes in resting position and ended the year with the ability to calibrate eye alignment while moving with increasing accuracy. Double vision has been eliminated in daily life EXCEPT when trying to read. However, also while reading I can see the images coming closer to each other than before. During 2013, I have consolidated my transition from manifest strabismus to intermittent strabismus (Convergence Insufficiency). Remaining stumbling blocks towards achieving a workable vision level are improving convergence, sensory fusion and ultimately stereo vision. I'm starting to feel…Read more …
FAQ: “When is strabismus surgery necessary? What should I be vigilant about before going through with it?” – A guide based upon what I would have wanted to know before undergoing eye muscle surgery

FAQ: “When is strabismus surgery necessary? What should I be vigilant about before going through with it?” – A guide based upon what I would have wanted to know before undergoing eye muscle surgery

NOTICE: Because communication and collaboration between ophthalmologists/strabologists and developmental optometrists is generally poor, it's hard to know whether one is getting the appropriate information or advice. Having suffered from strabismus for twenty years during which I have undergone three strabismus surgeries and more recently three years of Vision Therapy, I feel like my ideas might be useful to many who are struggling to make the right decision.  I am not an optometrist or vision care professional but under the force of circumstances I have become well-read on the subject. Moreover, during this time, I…Read more …
Vision Therapy Loading

Vision Therapy Loading

'Loading' is a term used in Vision Therapy meaning the unconscious application of visual skills consciously acquired during therapy while doing other activities. The idea is to not only be able to point your eyes at the same place at the same time but also be able to do it by default in daily life. In other words, integrate visual skills that so many take for granted but that strabismics have mastered only after x amount of training. Personally it took me one year and eight months just to align my eyes in…Read more …