Yesterday I seemed to have an epiphany - and it was amazing! I had worked up enough motivation (and frankly, strength) to decide to hammer out my eye exercises at work to gain control of that stereopsis feeling. I've been trying to observe regular places such as home and work in stereopsis to remember the feeling and run with it, as per the request of my doctor.
Much to my discovery on the way home from work, my eyes were STILL straight. I got lots of feedback from my mother…Continue
I decided to go to 4 sessions this week- two groups of two. Dr. Press said it could be good to get clinical reinforcement rather than trying to duplicate the clinical work at home so I thought it worth a try (I'm paraphrasing him here). I feel that I got some benefit from it - I've been in stereo all day since the sessions. Seems my next two weeks of schedule are single visits (of two sessions) due to holidays, so it was a good day to get more work in today.
I decided to pass some of…Continue
Today over lunch, I was discussing my eyes with my mom and telling her about adults on Sovoto who haven't had surgeries and are moving faster than I am with therapy. She reminded me that American doctors were in shock that I hadn't been operated on yet when I came to the US at the age of 3 with my wandering eyes. They laughed at the Soviet system that left me looking so weird. So my parents agreed to my first surgery. They were operating with insufficient information because the option of…Continue
My name is Anna Altheide, I'm 25 years old, I'm from La Quinta, CA, and I've had Strabismus for as long as I can remember. As far as I can tell, I was born with it, or it developed from a very early age due to genetics, as my father had it (as well as his father). As a child, my parents were hesitant to subject me to surgical treatment, so for some time, I tried patching, which was a long road to no where. According to Dr. Carl Hillier of Lemon Grove, CA -…Continue
Since I've recently been doing so much close work 10-12 hours a day, my progress slowed. Now that my work has slowed, I'm once again able to concentrate more on my VT. Generally, I can only do the three beads on the Brock String at 4 feet or so. I used to be able to do the 3 at a greater distance, but being overworked and tired has limited that ability for a time. Most of the time, the near and center beads are always easy for me to 'find and hold' but that far bead proves quite elusive at…Continue
Added by Greg Voth on August 20, 2011 at 7:10pm — No Comments
A few weeks ago, I attended a week-long spiritual retreat with the intention of developing serenity about my life and gaining the security that I was on the right path, even though the fruits of my labor (both in vision therapy and professionally) are taking a long time to harvest.…
I so wish I had another adult vision therapy patient in the San Francisco Bay Area to walk around with and stare at trees and cobwebs.
How many sober adult women ride the bus for a joy ride, even when they don’t know where the bus is going just to look at the trees go by?
I think I may be the only one.
I take the bus now (even if I don't know the destination of the bus) just so I can see trees in motion. It's so cool to see the trees closest to me move past me…
Added by Susanna Z on August 15, 2011 at 2:24am — No Comments
I have to be at the bus stop early to get to work. Recently, one of the people there has been a young man named Danny. Yesterday, while I was doing some impromptu eye exercises, he walked up. I explained that I was doing some vision therapy and, as is often the case, he replied "What's that?" I told him that I had a lazy eye for 59 years, no longer have one and that I'm working to gain stereopsis permanently. He paused and said "I have a lazy eye."
This brought us to an entirely new…Continue
Just a quick note to say that here is anew update on the COVD blog.
1) Jillian and her mom are doing a Free educational webinar about Vision Therapy on Thursday, August 25th at 9 p.m. EDT.
Also these is just over a week left to…Continue