Elon Musk: inside the extraordinary visual brain that allows him to be a visionary

Elon Musk: inside the extraordinary visual brain that allows him to be a visionary

Nowadays Elon Musk is a much talked about public figure because of his revolutionary and trail-blazing companies Tesla and SpaceX. This article won't be about those companies or the amazing products they churn out. This article will be about Elon Musk's vision, literally. A year ago I read the book 'Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future' by Ashlee Vance and got a taste of what makes Musk's brain different. He is clearly extremely intelligent and, more interestingly, what I would call 'visually optimized'. To me, he is the…Read more …
Reading without pain and strain is amazing

Reading without pain and strain is amazing

Finally was able to read this book! I bought it back in 2010, apparently, at that moment, still buying into the illusion that I might somehow be able to read it without torturing myself to insanity with visual strain, headaches and other kinds of pain and symptoms. An ordeal that might have taken many months, if even at all feasable, and might arguably not have been worth it. Now, having acquired the accompanying Audible version, I read in two weeks, in between of other daily activities and without pain. A nice example of…Read more …
Angie H: Vision Therapy resolved my brother’s lifelong reading issues and “ADD” caused by Strabismus at age 31

Angie H: Vision Therapy resolved my brother’s lifelong reading issues and “ADD” caused by Strabismus at age 31

"No child should have to struggle needlessly in the classroom. No child should have to deal with misdiagnosis of ADD/ADHD when the underlying issue is binocular vision problems. This is a picture of my brother, who at the age of 31, found out he had a form of strabismus that had never been detected, although he had had routine eye exams for years and had 20/20 eyesight with contacts. For years my brother struggled in school and had a diagnosis of ADD. He took Strattera for years, and the medicine helped some, but it didn't…Read more …
The margin of error

The margin of error

Interestingly, my strabismus was developmental since the age of three but in a relatively short amount of time I lost many of my adaptations (suppression, strabismic ways of eye teaming) to cope with misalignment of the eyes. First my suppression gradually declined because of life style, i.e. overly zealous studying, and then the way my eyes moved and alternated was abruptly changed through eye muscle surgery. This left me without any reliable adaptation to deal with my abnormally developed visual system. So the only option then, is pick up the pieces and start…Read more …
All I ever wanted was to read well and comfortably

All I ever wanted was to read well and comfortably

And I'll get it. It took one year and eight months to somehow position my eyes in alignment in a particular stationary position and have my first singled out view in years. Now another one year and eight months later I've managed to stabilize my gaze while moving my body and moving throughout space. I can even maintain a stable world view without 'land slides' because of crippled eye muscles preventing smooth eye movements while doing head turns. It's amazing! My gaze and world remains stable while turning my head in circles up…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 …

Double vision and reading

It is certainly true that binocular eye problems prevent you from reading comfortably. This has all kind of repercussions on your academic (and athletic) performance. It's especially tragic if you like to escape reality with a good book once in a while but you can't really because of your diplopia. Reading with double vision is really hard. Nonetheless, I do read with moderation though and I still love it. How do I know whether a book is any good? If I can read it 'effortlessly' with my left eye too. If the book…Read more …