Session 72: In pursuit of more speed, accuracy and consistency

Session 72: In pursuit of more speed, accuracy and consistency

The foundation has been put in place. Finishing it up by perfecting the collaboration between vergence (eye movements) and accommodation (manipulation of the eye lens by your tiny muscles in the eye) and increasing capacity will be the closing deal. Major physical restrictions have been largely eliminated. More speed, more accuracy and more endurance. These will be the stakes as I move towards normal functionality. The time that I could not even participate in certain training activities has passed. Finally most activities are accessible and progress will, rather than being merely damage control and…Read more …
Things that make you wonder…

Things that make you wonder…

This morning I went for an eye-hand basketball training session at the local public basketball court. Near point fixation for better reading skills is my priority but you can't focus on that all day because then it gets counter productive. On the court next to the one I was occupying there was a tall, black kid also throwing some baskets etc. We just did our thing, observing each other.  I'm pretty good at throwing baskets and dribbling, even if I say so myself. I don't look at the ball when I'm dribbling because…Read more …
What about strabismus and anxiety?

What about strabismus and anxiety?

  A few months ago I started working on a blog entry called 'Vision and the limbic system'. I was going to blast you guys away with brain regions, circuits and neurotransmitters so we'd all go tell our friends how cool this is and how  it explains everything in the known universe. So that entry was just sitting there in the draft section waiting for its Nobel Prize when our strabismic buddy Connor (21) popped this simple question: Question! Do any members of the group with strabismus experience anxiety? Do you think the…Read more …
How to make your own bar reader sheet

How to make your own bar reader sheet

By Mike Robinson Self-made bar reader sheets "These are my homemade red/blue reading bars for getting both eyes working together. Wear red/blue glasses and hold it over your book or tablet. I got the clip on red/blue glasses and assortment of colored acetate sheets on Amazon. I cut the sheets into strips and, for the smaller one, I glued them onto a clear cd case cover, just using glue at the top and bottom. For the larger one I cut a hole in the middle of a file folder, put glue all over…Read more …

You want more evidence? I’ll give you some evidence right here.

“Every man can, if he so desires, become the sculp­tor of his own brain” - Santiago Ramon y Cajal (1852–1934) Ever since I was four years old I've been cross-eyed (accommodative esotropia). My brain learned to suppress the image of one eye by turning the eye inwards. Over the years my visual situation changed and expensive mistakes were made. If you want to read the entire story click here. After the last surgery I had very little control over my eyes and they tended towards exotropia although that highly depended on the viewing direction.…Read more …