Hidden treasures

Hidden treasures

During my Uni days I lived with a great guy named Dennis. As a child Dennis had gone through Vision Therapy. There are all levels of irony attached to this fact because I underwent the damaging surgeries while living with someone who already experienced the solution to the problem. Apparently we both didn't connect the dots and when looking for counsel from the 'crème de la crème' of Belgian strabology, I bought into the whole 'It's too late, bring out the knives' story I'd been served again and again. We'd never really talked…Read more …
Vision Therapy and tDCS (2): How and what?

Vision Therapy and tDCS (2): How and what?

First of all I want to thank my buddy Andrew for blazing this trail. I knew about TMS and tDCS but I was not planning on trying it myself anytime soon. That was until he figured out what supplies were needed and had successfully tried it on himself with promising results. I'd like to refer to some of his blog entries to get you more acquinted with his DIY vision therapy tDCS adventures. - http://vtwithsyntonics.blogspot.be/2013/11/167-session-tdcs-with-syntonics.html - http://vtwithsyntonics.blogspot.be/2013/12/170-session-tdcs-works-very-well.html - http://vtwithsyntonics.blogspot.be/2013/12/reddit-discussion.html - http://vtwithsyntonics.blogspot.be/2013/12/174-session-sensory-fusion-driving.html - http://vtwithsyntonics.blogspot.be/2013/12/178-session-what-tdcs-seems-to-do.html He even made a video tutorial breaking down what's involved in setting up tDCS. I…Read more …
Vision Therapy and tDCS (1): Why?

Vision Therapy and tDCS (1): Why?

When it comes to strabismus and visual processing disorders most of the medical community seems to have to luxury of living in the 19th century. Other parts of society however move on. Researchers, the military, professional athletes, educators, you name it... Visual training has been pioneered throughout the 20th century by many notable behavioral optometrists and is being confirmed by neuroscientists ever since they had some decent tools to work with. It's a fact. No doubt about it. Acknowledgement depends on whether you are really interested and motivated to solve the problem or…Read more …
Alternation, cyclopean eye and the attentional spotlight

Alternation, cyclopean eye and the attentional spotlight

As my eyes are aligned most of the time by now I have no real concept of alternating between both eyes anymore. Despite the mechanical alignment of my eyes, I still do not use them equally. My vision still seems to be rather lateralized to the right. When I intentionally give myself double vision by moving my eyes apart, the image from my right eye is still the 'main image' and the one from the left eye feels secondary. In fact, in double vision mode I can still alternate. I can switch main…Read more …
Pursuing a higher degree of visual freedom

Pursuing a higher degree of visual freedom

In my last blog entry I talked about 'visual reserves' and how important this concept is for long term comfort and for VT to be successful. The improvement of eye lens focusing and eye movement amplitudes individually is not enough for it to stick. You need to be able to execute those visual skills simultaneously, effortlessly and automatically. Another great illustration of this processes by Dr Maino is shown below. Mastering those skills paves the way for further consolidation and visual/sensory development of the brain. Check out the entire slide show for more…Read more …