Benjamin, it's so great to hear that you are connecting with others, and that your VT is going well. It makes me really happy hear first hand that the site is making a difference. Thanks so much for your note.
Sorry for the delay in response, I've been out of the country. :) To answer your question - my father is a Developmental Optometrist, so I have had an understanding of the significant impact VT has on the lives of patients. As a Graphic Designer and regularly user of social networking, blogging, etc. I thought this could be a really valuable and helpful tool for communication within the community. Glad you are here!