TESTIMONIAL: Logan Oostdyk (21) on getting into “the space” and seeing its depth

TESTIMONIAL: Logan Oostdyk (21) on getting into “the space” and seeing its depth

Logan Oostdyk is a 21 year old student living in Michigan. He developed esotropic strabismus at the age of five and his left eye consequently turned amblyopic or "lazy". Thankfully he never had eye muscle surgery and started Optometric Vision Therapy in April, 2017. Parallel to his own Vision Therapy and own visual experiences, he is pursuing his interest in vision development and currently works part time as a Vision Therapist at Dr. Angela Sanders' (OD) office in MI. After eight months of personal Vision Therapy, these are some of his thoughts and observations.  ...... "Some of…Read more …
Passing the motorcycle road test

Passing the motorcycle road test

On the sixth of April I passed my final motorcycle exam: the road exam.  As far as visual learning goes, the motorcycle experience was very interesting in analyzing the flaws in how I learn. It reaffirmed some of the bottle necks in my visual process. To work around oculo-motor limitations and the lack of stereovision, I largely rely on cognitive adaptations grounded in experience and extra vigilance. Regardless of my limited visual skills and stamina, I maximally used my current visual skills in order to accomplish the task.  Basically I learned to work around…Read more …
Session 75: Trusting yourself

Session 75: Trusting yourself

I had another training session on Tuesday. I did more 'feeling depth' in anaglyph pictures by reaching out for them with my fingers. It's very exciting how that keeps working. This practice also enhances physiological diplopia. That makes sense given that this ability is based on positioning your eyes correctly, seeing the object of interest single and everything after it double. When my hand is singled out and the object of interest is singled out, that's where it should theoretically be in space. It isn't really, because it's just an anaglyph stereogram of…Read more …

News from Heather in Michigan

"Yesterday was just a crazy 3D day. It pops in at the strangest times. We have an island in the middle of our City and I like to go down and eat lunch there sometimes. As I was pulling onto the island I had this huge sense of depth perception. I don't even know how to explain it. It was scary and fun all at the same time. And then it just went away. :( "   But as she continues with VT, there will be more and easier 3D vision! Some people…Read more …