“As I see in much more stereo, I feel much more calmness in my brain”

"I still have strabismus, but I am relearning to see in 3D. When I am able to use both eyes and see stereoscopically, I can really sense much more depth. I think that the visual system innately ties into the brain to create a spatial effect. It really does look much more full to me. I also really sense the spatial awareness. As I see in much more stereo, I feel much more calmness in my brain as well. Strabismus causes a lot of tension in my neck, upper back and shoulders. I…Read more …

Confusing double vision: “I often feel like being on a cruise ship during a storm”

A comment from the Strabismus World Facebook page: "I have strabismus and amblyopia. At age 38, I had my first eye muscle surgery for crossed eyes which gave me really bad diplopia (double vision). Thank you for worsening my vision, Dr Mark Steckle. Finally, 4 years later, I found a Neuro-ophthalmologist who was willing to help. He collimated or aligned my eyes as best as he could but perfection is impossible. The dominant eye became strained and releases its grip of the recessive or weaker eye and this created the diplopia. The double…Read more …

“Strabismus can have profound effects on physical and psychological well-being”

The following comment was posted in our online vision group by a 49-year-old woman living in Berlin. I judged it too relevant and pressing to have it simply go down the FB drain. "Vision problems such as strabismus can have profound effects on both physical and psychological well-being. I didn't fully realise this until I started Vision Therapy. A lot of things are making sense now that didn't before, like not being able to read sheet music or bus timetables, or to do "spotting" at ballet lessons. I would also, for instance, keep…Read more …
Visual rope skipping

Visual rope skipping

The last couple of days I have been doing some rope skipping while reading an eye chart out loud. I did this both monocularly and binocularly. This exercise works on gaze stability and saccade accuracy while loading cognitively (reading/speaking) and vestibularly (going up and down movement/balance). It's hard to keep place and stay concentrated, especially with the drifting left eye alone. It's also not just a visual work out, let me tell ya!  Read more …
Check-up 10: New location and slightly new approach

Check-up 10: New location and slightly new approach

REMINDER: When reading on a desktop or laptop, you can have the article read to you by selecting the desired paragraph and clicking on the little speaker icon.  Check-up 10 It had almost been a year since my last optometric evaluation. This is because there have been some personnel changes in the practice where I had been going. My long time Visual Trainer, Sofie De Witte, who is also a qualified behavioral optometrist, was leaving the practice in Antwerp where she was an employee to set up her own VT clinic in her home town.…Read more …