Head rotations, bar reading and bring on the prism flippers

Head rotations, bar reading and bring on the prism flippers

  Head rotations Last week, for the first time, I had a completely stable percept while doing my head turns. I couldn't believe it!  I thought I was suppressing or something but I wasn't. Both eyes were just heedlessly adjusting to the head movements without error. It must be great to be able to take these reflexes for granted! I had predicted this milestone for the end of April et voila. Another hurdle taken. The reflexes are not equally reliable every day but that, again, is a matter of time. Speaking of head…Read more …
All I ever wanted was to read well and comfortably

All I ever wanted was to read well and comfortably

And I'll get it. It took one year and eight months to somehow position my eyes in alignment in a particular stationary position and have my first singled out view in years. Now another one year and eight months later I've managed to stabilize my gaze while moving my body and moving throughout space. I can even maintain a stable world view without 'land slides' because of crippled eye muscles preventing smooth eye movements while doing head turns. It's amazing! My gaze and world remains stable while turning my head in circles up…Read more …
Orthoptists vs Developmental Optometrists: What’s the difference?

Orthoptists vs Developmental Optometrists: What’s the difference?

Orthoptists and developmental optometrists both work in the field of diagnosing, measuring and treating binocular vision problems, strabismus and amblyopia. They both use the same vocabulary to describe a problem and even often use the same tools. So why this distinction? I can only speak for certain about the situation in most European countries but I assume this must similar in other parts of the world. In the wonderful book Suddenly Successful I read a while back a fairly detailed history of this branch of vision care was provided. Somewhere during the first…Read more …
Vision therapy progress in numbers and charts

Vision therapy progress in numbers and charts

November 29th, 2010: 14 degrees* ESO**, no fusion, no stereovision April 7th, 2011: 8 degrees ESO, peripheral fusion, no stereovision September 28th, 2011: 4 degrees ESO, peripheral fusion, upcoming central fusion, no stereovision March 29th, 2012: 3 degrees ESO, peripheral fusion, central fusion, no stereovision September 6th, 2012: aligned eyes, peripheral fusion, central fusion, double vision in daily life is gradually declining, no stereovision May 2nd, 2013: aligned eyes, fusional area expanding, double vision usually absent, no stereo vision October 3th, 2013: aligned eyes also increasingly while being in motion, double vision almost…Read more …

Check-up 8 (After three years and three months)

Apparently these check-up meetings are turning into happenings. Last time there was one intern present, this time there were two. I like an audience as much as the next guy. Progress remains consistent making these meetings very pleasant. My doc pointed out to the students I once had to convince him to take me on as a patient but that now he fully encourages me to go on as progress keeps on producing itself. Now it's just a fun fact.   Both eyes are still farsighted (around 2,5) with some evolution when it…Read more …