Pursuing a higher degree of visual freedom

Pursuing a higher degree of visual freedom

In my last blog entry I talked about 'visual reserves' and how important this concept is for long term comfort and for VT to be successful. The improvement of eye lens focusing and eye movement amplitudes individually is not enough for it to stick. You need to be able to execute those visual skills simultaneously, effortlessly and automatically. Another great illustration of this processes by Dr Maino is shown below. Mastering those skills paves the way for further consolidation and visual/sensory development of the brain. Check out the entire slide show for more…Read more …
Improvement of accommodation and vergence amplitudes is not enough

Improvement of accommodation and vergence amplitudes is not enough

I was going through my things and found a piece of information I vividly remember reading and highlighting two years ago. I was very excited to see something I already intuitively grasped written in the 'Optometric Clinical Practice Guidelines ' for dealing with 'Accommodation and Vergence dysfunction'. What an emotional moment it was. I was excited and somehow releaved... I was not going completely insane. At the same time I felt cheated by every doctor I had ever seen and a lot of work was left to be done under difficult circumstances. But…Read more …

Session 42: Accommodation versus Vergence?

The visual system, as far as your actual eyes are concerned, consists of two systems which have to be in tune with each other. On the one hand there is the accommodation system which makes sure the image you see is clear and sharp. On the other hand there is the vergence system that makes sure your eyes are both aiming at your target. For most people a well functioning vergence system, meaning aligned eyes, is one of the first things they learn in life and is at the core of their habit…Read more …