As a 59 year old strabismic, reading Susan Barry's book was a revelation. I've had no surgeries, just patching and exercises early on. My mother was told I'd never be a professional. I have a terribly hard time reading and doing close work. As an adolescent, my family seemed to forget about my vision problem, pushing me into sports. First one picked when choosing sides if they didn't know me... last one picked once they saw me play! In school I was miserable and tested very poorly.
After being 'bullied' into the study of architecture by my father (I wanted to go to art school), I acquired a degree in architecture (5 year program... oh, the headaches...) I got my first job, got laid off within 4 months, and set off on a 24 year career as a self-taught illustrator (www.gregvoth.com) and graphic designer. Over the last 13 years, with the decline in use of illustration, I've moved into computer graphics work for film and television. Working on my Macs has been allowed me to do the detail work I couldn't do by hand, though my wife doesn't understand the appeal.
Dr. Len Press just diagnosed me this week after some fascinating test results (he thought I cheated) and will be overseeing my vision therapy. He suggested I join sovoto.com. I can't tell you how happy I am to be here.
It's been over a year since I completed my vision therapy sessions. With my continuing 3D experience, it's becoming harder to tell when I'm NOT seeing in binocular mode.
There are times when I kick into very deep stereo. Interestingly enough, many of those times are after intense graphic design days with the majority of my time spent staring into computer monitors. This activity used to exhaust me and leave me debilitated, so I'm always stunned when intense concentration in the 2D…Continue
Posted on March 15, 2013 at 10:06am
I had my final vision therapy progress evaluation on March 5th. VT was a great ride I'll not soon forget... I'm in stereo very often and can put myself in when I'm not with simple exercises... but this isn't about that final eval.
The next day I began taking a prescription for Naproxen to treat inflammation caused by some possible nerve damage in my left arm. Since taking the Naproxen I've been in 3-D constantly. My periphery is so tack sharp that it's been nearly disorienting and so…Continue
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I took some time off after VT and am again back up on the horse, doing exercises daily. I feel my eyes are a bit stubborn of late, not moving enough in the sockets, so I'm trying hard not to turn my head when I follow object. I'm working with my swinging ball, following it aptly with my eyes and not my head and am continuing to work with close up depth, using a corrugated cat scratching block with three pencils sticking at various distances, allowing me to change my targets easily. I can X…Continue
Posted on February 4, 2012 at 4:24pm