Football without stereoscopic depth perception (video + optometric analysis)

HISTORY As a strabismic child that suppressed one eye at the time, I played football (soccer) during every recess period at school. Clearly I had no stereo vision. Nonetheless I was a fairly good player and loved playing. I could be totally absorbed by it. At one point I also tried playing in a club. Because of my vision dysfunction I didn't have the energy to both keep up with my school work and go to the training sessions so I had to quit. Suppressing one eye is a wasteful business. I had…Read more …

The accommodative rock demonstrated

This is a video of me performing an exercise called 'accommodative rock' or a version thereof. You need a tiny letter chart to hold in your hand and another big letter chart on the wall in front of you. The exercise simply consists of alternately reading a letter from the paper in your hand and then a letter from the chart on the wall. That sounds pretty easy and straight forward but with a history of strabismus (surgery), it isn't. Both stimuli require very different responses from both they accommodative as vergence systems. It's…Read more …
Can standing on your head result in better vision? Please read before you go around breaking your neck.

Can standing on your head result in better vision? Please read before you go around breaking your neck.

"My lazy eye turned on on New Year's Day, I don't have amblyopia anymore and I do have depth perception for the first time in my life. The whole world is more beautiful than I ever could have imagined. I will be 70 years old in the fall.  Last June I started standing on my head every morning as a fitness exercise. It wakes up and tones the muscles all up and down my body, why not my eye muscles, too? I can't say for sure that's what turned the eye on, but…Read more …