Some vision testing in front of the webcam

Some vision testing in front of the webcam

Inspired by Dr. Charles Boulet's article on the Cover Test, I  felt like doing some testing in front of the webcam. First you can see me doing some saccades, or jumping movements, going from one corner of my laptop screen to the other. I started off quite well but then my left eye started lagging and had trouble keeping up. This resulted in some double vision when looking at the right. I slowed down and paid more attention to remedy the problem. In order to reduce 'slippage' my left eye needs to improve…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 …

Online Eye Exercises to Improve Learning and Visual Attention

1. The following website contains some simple but effective exercises to improve visual information processing skills such as perception, tracking, focusing and eye teaming. http://www.eyecanlearn.com/ NOTE: These activities are offered as a fun way to help sharpen "learning-related" visual skills that are critical for success in school. If a child has deficits in visual information processing, these simple exercises alone are not sufficient to correct a problem. Please do not confuse these exercises with vision therapy. Vision therapy involves a much wider scope of remediation procedures involving the use of lenses, prisms, filters,…Read more …

Why do I have trouble reading?

"If you struggle with keeping both eyes at the same point on the page, you may be able to read fine if asked to read a single sentence or paragraph but not if asked to read for many minutes. We have no trouble recognizing that a child with a mild limp may be able to walk from one end of the classroom to the other with little difficulty, but we would not expect that same child to be able to run a mile on the school playground as well as a child with…Read more …