I'm half way through my 64 sessions. My progress has slowed a bit due to the hours of computer work at the new job. Doing exercises after work is a challenge... and doing them at 5:00 AM is equally difficult - it's just too darn early. I'm trying very hard to keep up!
Prior to the new job and all of this non-stop graphic work, I noticed major advances and had hours of 3D events. Things have slowed, though I seem to see more and do well during my sessions.
A couple of weeks ago…Continue
This article was posted on The VisionHelp Blog today:
When over 21 million people in the United States are affected by a vision problem that can have serious consequences especially to a child’s quality of life, it begs the question…”Why?”
Studies show that Convergence Insufficiency affects about 1 in 12 children often causing headaches, poor concentration for reading tasks and even double vision. Yet, even…Continue
Added by Dr. Dan L. Fortenbacher on July 28, 2011 at 11:38pm — No Comments
I've breen working for the show for a few weeks now. Long days and tired eyes. It's been a challenge trying to keep up with the exercises - at night I'm often too tired and 5:30AM is just too early to be using a Brock String to any great effect!
But yesterday things got easier. I left early for my VT appointment and went into stereo during the drive. Jen worked me hard (thanks Jen!) and I felt better after VT than I have for a while.
When my eyes are tied it's really hard to…Continue
Added by Greg Voth on July 27, 2011 at 10:16pm — No Comments
I am glad to find this group! Like many of you, I heard about Sue Barry's book on NPR. I was very intrigued and eventually bought and read her book. I knew if I started Vision Therapy, it would take some time and dedication. I found an optometrist and began VT in May of this year. Sue, thank you so much for sharing your experience. I always knew I had problems with depth perception, but really had no idea that other people were seeing the world in 3D and what that meant.
For my story,…Continue
Mack, who came into the office today for his vision therapy session, presented with some exciting news!
Mack is a bright young man who likes sports but (before vision therapy) was inconsistent in his batting. Mack struggled with a common binocular vision problem that affects 1:12 children and adults leading to headaches, transient blur and occasional double vision when…Continue
Added by Dr. Dan L. Fortenbacher on July 12, 2011 at 12:46am — No Comments
This, I hope, will be of great interest to the members of Sovoto - the "Visions of Hope" Video Contest announced today by COVD. The concept is to use the internet contest format to encourage patients to record their own video success stories about vision therapy. Videos will be submitted and by vote one will be selected to be presented during August Children's Vision and Learn Month, as well as at the COVD meeting in October.
You can watch…
Granted, it's not wise to discuss one's vision while viewing Picasso paintings as Picasso often disfigured faces and bodies in his work, but the topic was brought up by a Siberian acquaintance who was with me at the De Young Museum.
Pointing to the Etudes pour les demoiselles d'Avignon (1907) of Picasso at the De Young Museum in San Francisco, Taisiya, said, "Is this how you see people? is this what 2D vision is of people?"
(She was referring to the painting on the…Continue
Added by Susanna Z on July 8, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Went to a double session and worked with Jen. The session put me into deep stereo - i sensation akin to suddenly finding myself under water... but loving it. Drove off and got a call from Robin about needing desk lamps. Driving by IKEA, I decided to take the turn and see what they had. After traversing the store twice looking for the lighting department (would it kill them to put signs around that actually tell you where the departments are?), I finally found it downstairs. Got two lamps and…Continue
I've come to realize that, each day this week, I've woken with some level of binocular vision. Sunday morning, our loft seemed far more detailed, brighter and objects rounder. We only get direct sunlight in the early morning, but there was a noticeable change in my perception of space. Today, Wednesday, objects move past me when I walk by. This optic flow wasn't apparent when I had only monocular vision, objects appeared fixed in place. I notice this flow only when in 3-D.
Even with a concentrated effort, these half-hour sessions just fly by. One thing is clear, we've got to do our 'homework' to get better - to overcome this 'disability.' Reading the numerous bound volumes of patient evaluations at Dr. Press's office (my, you've helped so many people!), naturally, the ones that stand out are from adults. Granted, all those kid's results tug at the heart and I smile to think of them doing well at their young ages! Many of the adults confess that they may have…Continue
Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on July 5, 2011 at 1:08pm — No Comments
The BBC broadcast a program last week, Imagine: The Man Who Forgot How to Read and Other Stories, about Dr. Oliver Sacks' losing his 3D vision, Stereo Sue and others with vision issues and discoveries. The show explains how Stereo Sue went from 2D to 3D and how she also loves staring at trees. (I was riding my bike today and was paying too much attention to the trees. Finally, I just got off my bike and walked so I could…Continue