As for reading signs vs. seeing depth, back in my days of blurred vision I was always just trying to read clearly. I just wanted clear vision and never thought about depth. I never thought about strabismus, because I'd…"
My vision therapist has explained to me that basically you only have so much energy to do various things. If much effort is going toward eye teaming, then focusing and peripheral vision suffer. I think of the example of how…"
My understanding is that minus lenses tighten everything down - more converging. So for people with strabismus who are already crossing the eyes, this can become worse. Both of my eyes are a bit nearsighted and both see really…"
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"I was trying to edit my comment and ran out of time. I meant to say your comment about your right foot and Nikki's comment about posture were interesting. When I first started having vision improvements I realized I could stand…"
"Yes, the focus of therapy is the same for me. The slant board is just a tool for use at home. I had to go back through my papers and found the explanation that came with it - reading and writing at a certain angle is better for the eyes…"
"Did you get a slant board when you started VT? They are given at the office where I do therapy. The company is called Visual Edge. My son also did VT for a form of strabismus (accommodative esotropia). Once my doctor told me…"
"I do have an awkward pencil grip, though my thumb does not wrap. I was corrected by teachers very often in early elementary school, but I never really got the hang of it. I just had a VT appt. today and felt a little embarrassed, as usual, turning…"
"Felicity, I enjoyed reading your story and can relate to much of what you wrote in your intro. I joined Sovoto awhile back but haven't gotten around to posting anything. Like you, I did not have trouble reading. I guess this…"
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I am 37 years old and have strabismus. I have had no treatment other than some eye drops as a child. I was told about VT last fall and am to start soon. Now I understand that strabismus affects abilities and am eager to begin therapy.
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