“Dyspraxia affects co-ordination, spatial awareness and sensory perception”

I personally don't think I have dyspraxia exactly but I relate to a ton of quotes in this article. I would say I have oculo-motor dyspraxia. Eye coordination issues which sometimes result in the same symptoms as described in this article. I particularly identify with the lady who says: 'just want it to be acceptable to be me'. Check out the entire article at the Guardian via this link: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/oct/29/dyspraxia-serious-recognition.  "Imagine you're a healthy adult with a good university degree but struggle to pour a drink without spilling it, direct people across a building,…Read more …

TESTIMONIAL: KR (64) wants to improve age-related decompensation of strabismus

KR: I am 64. I first noticed there was something wrong with my vision about 5 years ago.  The first symptom was slight double vision in my right side gaze. I mentioned it to my ophthalmologist and she was not concerned at that point. We would keep monitoring it during my annual checkups. It gradually worsened but did not affect my daily life. Three years ago she sent me to a strabismus doctor (strabologist) so we could keep track of the progression. I was diagnosed with age-related decompensating esodeviation. ML: Did you have strabismus as…Read more …

TESTIMONIAL: ‘The cost of eye muscle surgery vs Vision Therapy’ by Betsy Yaros

I related very much to this testimonial blog post by a young woman named Betsy Yaros. It even made me tear up a little when talking about how poorly she has been treated, her reading problems and difficulty in getting a suitable education and work. I think many strabismics will relate to this. Some of the eye doctors treated this person in an absolutely disgraceful way. Fortunately, someone pointed her towards VT and the results are coming in quite fast for her. I hope in time I will achieve what she is achieving.  This…Read more …

FAQ: How to deal with an ‘invisible’ but real vision disability?

MY ORIGINAL POST Michael Lievens "Currently, I can do almost everything a normal person can. If not, I use aids like audio assistance. The worrisome part is that no matter what activity involving a lot of eye movement, I get exhausted after two or three hours max. Then my reconversion and recovery takes quite a while, usually longer than the activity itself. Now here's the deal... How the hell am I supposed to be a reliable employee or entrepreneur like that? And if not, since I can do many things 'normally' for brief…Read more …
INTERVIEW: “At age 58 I can finally see properly for the first time ever. I am finally at peace.”

INTERVIEW: “At age 58 I can finally see properly for the first time ever. I am finally at peace.”

MICHAEL: Hello K! Who are you and where do you live now? K: I was born in 1958 in the Cherokee Nation in the state of Arkansas. My ancestors were from the Eastern Band of Cherokees and migrated south from the Trail of Tears. I lived there from 1958-60  when we moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, which is close to The Four Corners Area. I was adopted into a Hopi family from that region later. In 1966, my family moved to Oahu, Hawaii. My childhood and youth in Hawaii were pretty tough for various reasons.…Read more …
Sartre’s Strabismus: Exotropic Existentialism

Sartre’s Strabismus: Exotropic Existentialism

I usually don't simply repost material from other blogs but I wanted to preserve these snippets about Sartre in my records. Many thanks to Dr. Leonard Press from the Vision Help Blog for sharing this information. In his blog entry, he refers to a book called "At the existentialist café" by Sarah Bakewell. ... In tracking the birth of modern existentialism to the Bec-de-Gaz bar on page one, Bakewell jumps right into Sartre’s misaligned gaze: “The one who later told the story in most detail was Simone de Beauvoir, then around twenty-five years old…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 …
Angie H: Vision Therapy resolved my brother’s lifelong reading issues and “ADD” caused by Strabismus at age 31

Angie H: Vision Therapy resolved my brother’s lifelong reading issues and “ADD” caused by Strabismus at age 31

"No child should have to struggle needlessly in the classroom. No child should have to deal with misdiagnosis of ADD/ADHD when the underlying issue is binocular vision problems. This is a picture of my brother, who at the age of 31, found out he had a form of strabismus that had never been detected, although he had had routine eye exams for years and had 20/20 eyesight with contacts. For years my brother struggled in school and had a diagnosis of ADD. He took Strattera for years, and the medicine helped some, but it didn't…Read more …
Herb Black: Geologist turned Optometrist after 3D vision discovery

Herb Black: Geologist turned Optometrist after 3D vision discovery

"I had never had 3D vision, but didn't really know it until I was an adult. I noticed I had no 3D vision because, as a geologist, my colleagues would look at stereo pairs of aerial photos, fuse them in free space or with a viewer, and see 3D. I could not do that at all. It was a real mystery to me how they could do that, especially in free space without a 3D viewer. My daughter had binocular vision problems as a child and was helped tremendously by optometric vision therapy here in…Read more …
INTERVIEW: Nick Swaans, construction worker turned stereo vision builder

INTERVIEW: Nick Swaans, construction worker turned stereo vision builder

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. NICK, THE BUILDER Nick Swaans is 25 years old, lives in Beerse (Belgium) and describes himself as a true born builder. With his 1,88 meters of length, Nick has an imposing stature. Some have described him as being a "rough diamond". Professionally, Nick is active as a construction worker at the Total oil refinery in the port of Antwerp. His specializes in groundwork, by both hand and machine.…Read more …