Emotional boom and bust: A life and mind curtailed by eye muscle paresis

Emotional boom and bust: A life and mind curtailed by eye muscle paresis

So far, this year had been pretty good. I felt like the perceived  social and financial problems were starting to ease down and I had found a little breathing space. I re-engaged in more social settings and generally felt like time went by a little faster because things were less gloomy. Things weren't exactly sorted out because I still couldn't take on the responsibility of a job or a solid future plan but nevertheless I was less of an outcast. Notwithstanding, structural problems and lack of a functional base remain. When life is…Read more …
When you hit a wall and can’t push through it, erode it

When you hit a wall and can’t push through it, erode it

When you hit a wall and can't push through it, erode it. "It's always impossible until it becomes inevitable." - Jeffrey Sachs  So far I've already reached some major visual goals I set out to achieve. Good! I know more or less how this process works and how real unexpected change can and does happen over time. Good! The downside is that the time table always turns out to be much longer than I'd hoped for. Nevertheless, results do materialize. I watched some of my previous eye videos, some of which were more…Read more …
Looking back at 2014 and looking forward to 2015

Looking back at 2014 and looking forward to 2015

I just reread my post from December 25th, 2013. It's always interesting to compare thoughts over time. Often we get lost in the day to day to remember the overall progress we have made. I remember being able to do some bar reading for the first time ever in January 2014. I also remember being able to do head turns without the view going double and shaky in May. This still isn't always the case, depending on fatigue, but that's when it happened for the first time. Stabilizing the Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex will be…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 Posters

Vision Therapy Posters

'Keep Calm and Carry On' was a motivational poster produced by the British government in 1939 several months before the beginning of the Second World War, intended to raise the morale of the British public in the aftermath of widely predicted mass air attacks on major cities It had only limited distribution with no public display, and thus was little known. It was believed there were only two known surviving examples of the poster outside government archives until a collection of 20 originals was brought in to the Antiques Roadshow in 2012 by…Read more …