How do binocular vision issues interfere with participation in society?

How do binocular vision issues interfere with participation in society?

A reading disability rooted in binocular vision issues pretty much excludes one from serious academic, socio-economic and democratic participation. Reading means the crucial freedom to advance and inform oneself without being dependent on others. If the vision problem also interferes with close-up manual labour, fine visio-motor skills and driving skills, you are out of options and positioned completely outside of society without defense. Game over.  Read more …
Book Review: Vision Rehabilitation: Multidisciplinary Care of the Patient Following Brain Injury

Book Review: Vision Rehabilitation: Multidisciplinary Care of the Patient Following Brain Injury

Throughout 2014, I read a vision care manual called "Vision rehabilitation: Multidisciplinary Care of the Patient Following Brain Injury ". It was an amazing experience. For people with binocular vision problems, or neurological vision issues more generally, the world can be very lonely and hostile as the vast majority of health care practicioners, including most ophthlamologists and neurologists, don't really understand these conditions and don't know how to connect the outwardly visible signs, anatomy and symptoms. Consequently they  know even less about  treating the root of these problems in a constructive manner and…Read more …
Visual discomfort, muscle tension and stretching

Visual discomfort, muscle tension and stretching

There is a persistent problem when doing interactive and, in particular, fine oculo-motor tasks. These tasks include almost everything, from reading, driving, to social interaction, except watching a movie or staring at a blank wall during which you can just let the images wash over you without feeling the necessity to react in a specific oculo-motor way. Even when reading with audio support from audio books, it can get somewhat uncomfortable. After a while my body feels stress, discomfort, agitation. Muscle tense up and pain creeps in. Ultimately I start sweating and experiencing…Read more …

A New Year’s update from Bill Johnston (71)

A New Year's update from Bill Johnston (71) "Today is the second anniversary of the day that I permanently gained stereopsis. Random thoughts. There is no magic bullet. It takes time, lots of time, the brain has to adjust. My sudden onset of stereopsis may have seemed like a magic bullet, but it was six months in the making, by exercising every morning. My brain was not at all prepared to receive the new dimension of depth that the stereopsis gave it, so my progress accrued very slowly, my brain had to adjust…Read more …