I have been seeing "through" occlusions also and I too feel it confirms both eyes are pointing at an object, even if the one eye is occluded. I will have to do a better job of writing down these events to share!
I did write about one instance on my blog here http://leavingflatland.wordpress.com/2011/12/06/cats-ear-and-coffee... and another where I was staring "off into space" but really, both eyes were pointing at the green light http://leavingflatland.wordpress.com/2011/12/29/staring-off-into-sp...
Another handy test I play with routinely is to hold up a finger 6-18" from my nose and see if I get two fingers while looking at a distant object.
Dr. Dan Press suggested I make a simple device for home exercise. When viewed through Red/cyan glasses, it offers feedback as to whether both eyes working together or whether my right is dominating. It emulates one of his instruments... I've attached a photo of it here. The circle is 2" in diameter.
I work with it from close to back about 17 feet, covering and uncovering and glancing away and returning to the X (moving just my eyes). It's been great to have feedback.
From what I understand, 'normal sighted' people don't really notice the difference if one of their eyes is temporarily blocked, they've had so much experience with stereopsis that the brain simply 'fills in' what they don't see. Of course, this all changes if they've lost stereopsis for a longer period of time. I have a friend who has a form of arthritis that causes part of her eye to inflame. About 2 years ago, she had to wear an eye patch for over a month. She was completely miserable with her loss of stereo vision.
So I'm not so original after all! Sorry for being so pretentious, but I was so happy to find a (for me) new method that I couldn't wait to share it with somebody who could appreciate it.
It's very nice to find a forum like this, where people with similar problems can understand what I describe and give their opinion. Thank you very much! :)
Don't feel one iota of presumption for posting something you've stumbled upon, and do share anything else you discover. It's of great benefit to exchange ideas. I've learned more about occlusion from your perspective, I'm more motivated and inspired. Win, win, win. :-)
Hello everyone and welcome Pablo!
I have been doing another see-through occlusion exercise. It involves putting a dab of goop- something like silly putty- on the inside third of one side of my reading glasses. This is really hard to describe! I look through the goop and it becomes translucent. I then do exercises such as pen drops or line counting. I never did well with the hand and the tube. It's amazing to direct my eyes and see the goop turn translucent. I am a non-alternating esotrope, left eye amblyopia.
Lynda- I love your drawings.
Your drawing friend,
Love it! I might try this ...