How to make your own bar reader sheet

How to make your own bar reader sheet

By Mike Robinson Self-made bar reader sheets "These are my homemade red/blue reading bars for getting both eyes working together. Wear red/blue glasses and hold it over your book or tablet. I got the clip on red/blue glasses and assortment of colored acetate sheets on Amazon. I cut the sheets into strips and, for the smaller one, I glued them onto a clear cd case cover, just using glue at the top and bottom. For the larger one I cut a hole in the middle of a file folder, put glue all over…Read more …
Head rotations, bar reading and bring on the prism flippers

Head rotations, bar reading and bring on the prism flippers

  Head rotations Last week, for the first time, I had a completely stable percept while doing my head turns. I couldn't believe it!  I thought I was suppressing or something but I wasn't. Both eyes were just heedlessly adjusting to the head movements without error. It must be great to be able to take these reflexes for granted! I had predicted this milestone for the end of April et voila. Another hurdle taken. The reflexes are not equally reliable every day but that, again, is a matter of time. Speaking of head…Read more …
Alternation, cyclopean eye and the attentional spotlight

Alternation, cyclopean eye and the attentional spotlight

As my eyes are aligned most of the time by now I have no real concept of alternating between both eyes anymore. Despite the mechanical alignment of my eyes, I still do not use them equally. My vision still seems to be rather lateralized to the right. When I intentionally give myself double vision by moving my eyes apart, the image from my right eye is still the 'main image' and the one from the left eye feels secondary. In fact, in double vision mode I can still alternate. I can switch main…Read more …
Session 67: Learning how to read

Session 67: Learning how to read

My new year's resolution for 2014 was to do more bar reading because the exercise is finally starting to be within my reach. I started out with two pages a day. The first week I still had to do quite a bit of alternating, but after two weeks I could more or less keep my gaze steady and focus on 'making the bars transparent' without really having to change my eye posture. This was a major morale booster. It also shows that VT progress can be accomplished quite fast. It's not that VT…Read more …