E-book version of ‘Applied Concepts in Vision Therapy’

E-book version of ‘Applied Concepts in Vision Therapy’

As you might have noticed lately, I've been studying and sharing many interesting passages from the book 'Applied Concepts in Vision Therapy' by Leonard Press. It's pretty darn awesome but it took me a long time before I was able to start reading it. I ordered the physical copy from OEPF years ago and only recently found a way to turn a book into an audio file: I scanned the book, had a program run text recognition on the images and then turned the text into an audio file. This cumbersome process allowed…Read more …

TESTIMONIAL: ‘The cost of eye muscle surgery vs Vision Therapy’ by Betsy Yaros

I related very much to this testimonial blog post by a young woman named Betsy Yaros. It even made me tear up a little when talking about how poorly she has been treated, her reading problems and difficulty in getting a suitable education and work. I think many strabismics will relate to this. Some of the eye doctors treated this person in an absolutely disgraceful way. Fortunately, someone pointed her towards VT and the results are coming in quite fast for her. I hope in time I will achieve what she is achieving.  This…Read more …
Emotional boom and bust: A life and mind curtailed by eye muscle paresis

Emotional boom and bust: A life and mind curtailed by eye muscle paresis

So far, this year had been pretty good. I felt like the perceived  social and financial problems were starting to ease down and I had found a little breathing space. I re-engaged in more social settings and generally felt like time went by a little faster because things were less gloomy. Things weren't exactly sorted out because I still couldn't take on the responsibility of a job or a solid future plan but nevertheless I was less of an outcast. Notwithstanding, structural problems and lack of a functional base remain. When life is…Read more …
Vision Stress Testing: 5K Run

Vision Stress Testing: 5K Run

April 14th, 2015 After being out for a couple of years and focusing my energy on my vision, I decided to slowly give running another try. Running is not my main focus but I try to use it as complementary training to my vision rehab. That is, when I feel I can handle it and won't go in overload. It's unfortunate that these mistreated vision problems have dragged my physical and neurological condition down to such an extent because I used to be a natural at running. My performance should be peaking rather…Read more …
Jaw clenching, Vision Therapy and earthquake resistant structures

Jaw clenching, Vision Therapy and earthquake resistant structures

Personally I learn a lot from reading/listening up on vision rehab and anatomy but I learn just as much from having conversations with other strabismics. I think it's a practice that could be useful to anyone with any problem. Don't compare yourself to people with a very differing, in this case neurological, background. Learn from people who are similar to you and dealing with similar day-to-day problems. What follows is a blog post constructed on this type of conversation. PASQUALE: Hi Michael, in many blog entries you mention jaw clenching. I too have…Read more …
Session 80: Large rope circles projected on the wall

Session 80: Large rope circles projected on the wall

After almost four years of me doing Vision Therapy, our VT office finally got around to repairing an old projector they had in storage. It's pretty cool. Now we can finally do polarized quoits vectograms on a bigger scale by projecting them on some kind of grey screen on the wall. My Vision Therapist named Sofie was doing the exercise simultaneously with me. Funnily enough her ocular movement ranges at that distance (2 to 3 meters) were similar to mine. Keeping my circles singled out is going pretty well then but I didn't…Read more …
Can standing on your head result in better vision? Please read before you go around breaking your neck.

Can standing on your head result in better vision? Please read before you go around breaking your neck.

"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 fall.  Last June I started standing on my head every morning as a fitness exercise. It wakes up and tones the muscles all up and down my body, why not my eye muscles, too? I can't say for sure that's what turned the eye on, but…Read more …
What about strabismus and anxiety?

What about strabismus and anxiety?

  A few months ago I started working on a blog entry called 'Vision and the limbic system'. I was going to blast you guys away with brain regions, circuits and neurotransmitters so we'd all go tell our friends how cool this is and how  it explains everything in the known universe. So that entry was just sitting there in the draft section waiting for its Nobel Prize when our strabismic buddy Connor (21) popped this simple question: Question! Do any members of the group with strabismus experience anxiety? Do you think the…Read more …