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 …
Vision therapy progress in numbers and charts

Vision therapy progress in numbers and charts

November 29th, 2010: 14 degrees* ESO**, no fusion, no stereovision April 7th, 2011: 8 degrees ESO, peripheral fusion, no stereovision September 28th, 2011: 4 degrees ESO, peripheral fusion, upcoming central fusion, no stereovision March 29th, 2012: 3 degrees ESO, peripheral fusion, central fusion, no stereovision September 6th, 2012: aligned eyes, peripheral fusion, central fusion, double vision in daily life is gradually declining, no stereovision May 2nd, 2013: aligned eyes, fusional area expanding, double vision usually absent, no stereo vision October 3th, 2013: aligned eyes also increasingly while being in motion, double vision almost…Read more …
Book Review: ‘The story of the human body: Evolution, Health and Disease’ by Daniel E. Lieberman – Strabismus from an evolutionary biology point of view

Book Review: ‘The story of the human body: Evolution, Health and Disease’ by Daniel E. Lieberman – Strabismus from an evolutionary biology point of view

Note:This review contains two sections. The first half of this article reviews the book from a general perspective while the second half deals with the book's implications to vision care and strabismus in particular. Each can be read separately according to your interest but of course you are more than welcome to read the entire review. Enjoy! "Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution." ,- Theodosius Dobzhansky In the first half of the book Lieberman kicks off with a detailed history of how we got to be Homo Sapiens and how…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 …

Session 56: Bankrupt?

My fine ocular motor skills keep improving making head on anti-suppression exercise the main focus now. No 'luster' yet, but I am not disheartened. It is really unbelievable that after 2,5 years of dedication to my vision (read brain), my motor control still keeps getting more refined. It's hard to believe how badly I was doing back then, isn't it? I can't blame people for not understanding me because I almost take every improvement for granted instantly... I would compare it to having accumulated this this huge amount of debt (health wise) starting…Read more …

Session 47: Reconciling the autonomic and motor nerve systems

Session 47: Before I blogged about Syntonic Light therapy as a way to enhance and possibly accelerate vision therapy progress and I was very excited about trying it. Seems like the road is going to be a bit bumpier than expected, but I'll find a way... So more on that later.  Aside from that disappointment todays session was pretty good. Still slow and steady progress notwithstanding the constant battle with fatigue, a chronic sinus infection, the tendency to go back to double vision when tired and the hardest part of all: not to…Read more …
Similarities and differences between Developmental Strabismus and MS

Similarities and differences between Developmental Strabismus and MS

A couple of years ago, before I knew about Vision Therapy and I was very down because of studying with double vision without any solution in sight, I entered a musical instruments store. I wanted to get a book to teach myself how to play the guitar in order to possibly find ways to relieve my eyes and my obsessive brain. At the counter I had a nice chat with the sales person who himself was a musician and I started telling him about my condition. About how I was slowly losing control…Read more …

Session 40

We practiced doing some exercises we've done before already, trying to take it further. Since my flat-fusing abilities are quite good, we are trying to get fusion going with two slightly different images to finally end up in the 3D spectrum. No big 3D epiphanies yet. Further we talked about passed progress and where progress is heading and in which time frame. For people with constant double vision (as opposed to suppressors) it takes longer to achieve a cure because they are already seeing the two images but in an unhealthy, disturbing way.…Read more …

Session 36: Bring on the chill pills

After missing my previous appointment due to a sick optometrist we are back in business :) In the meantime I discovered that an everlasting toothache turns out to be a sinus infection (since the tooth in gone now). After the extraction of the tooth, things seemed to improve somewhat for a while untill the wound healed and the pain reoccured along with a new exhaustion wave. These new developments have crippled my eye game somewhat but the good news is that now I know what is ailing me. So I'll get on it...…Read more …