TESTIMONIAL: Teagen D. (38) achieves visual fusion for the first time in her life. Amazing!

TESTIMONIAL: Teagen D. (38) achieves visual fusion for the first time in her life. Amazing!

Teagen D. (38) is a game producer and programmer living in Seattle. As a child one of her eyes was patched and she had two strabismus surgeries at the ages of 1 and 12. She thinks the patching wasn't very effective and the surgeries did more harm than good. "My pediatric ophthalmologist was a classic anti-Vision Therapy doctor. He told me I'd never improve my condition." In 2001, as a college student, Teagen started Vision Therapy at the age of 21. Over the last 17 years she has done 5 rounds of VT under…Read more …

The paradox of wearing my eye glasses

My prescription glasses are +2.5 for farsightedness (hyperopia) on either side with some astigmatism in the left eye. Due to rigidity after strabismus surgery I have lagging eye movements and some degree of both divergence and convergence insufficiency. What are the effects of those glasses? Close range work / reading ADVANTAGE ---> Helps with accommodation, in other words seeing a clear image. DISADVANTAGE ---> Counter-acts convergence, makes the eyes slide outwards/diverge. ---> Makes convergence insufficiency worse. ---> Doubling of the images. Beyond 1,5 meter range ADVANTAGE ---> Helps the eyes diverge. ---> Helps…Read more …
INTERVIEW: How Bill Johnston discovered stereo vision at the age of 70

INTERVIEW: How Bill Johnston discovered stereo vision at the age of 70

REMINDER: When reading on a desktop, you can have the article read to you by selecting the desired paragraph and clicking on the little speaker icon. I first learned about Bill Johnston when, in early 2014, he posted this message in one of the amblyopia and strabismus Facebook groups. “My lazy eye turned on on New Year’s Day. I don’t have amblyopia anymore and I do have depth perception for the first time in my life. The whole world is more beautiful than I ever could have imagined. I will be 70 years old in the…Read more …