I never imagine invoking HBO's popular series, Sex and the City, in a post about binocular vision therapy. But, alas, I am.
The communication gap that exists between those of us on the road to 3D and those who take 3D for granted is vast, and as I have painstakingly have realized, insurmountable for most people I talk to on the other side.
This reminds me of the "A Woman's Right to Shoes" episode where Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) laments…Continue
I've had five months of vision therapy. 50 sessions to date, with 51 and 52 coming tomorrow. When I first started, the scheduled 64 sessions seemed a nearly unfathomable number of roundtrip visits to Fair Lawn, NJ. For one thing, I didn't like driving... I do now. I wonder what it will be like to not have to go to VT. I will miss that drive. I will miss my Family EyeCare family. They are all very sweet and engaging but I don't know if they truly know how appreciated they are. Before each…Continue
For the past three days I've woken in stereo. In the early hours it's hard to tell, our loft is dark at 6:00 AM. Without my glasses, things are so blurry that I don't see the detail that cues me that things are in stereo. .
We did some work today measuring my base in and base out abilities. Diverging, I got 7 on a test with a projected 3D image. On the convergence test I got an 8. On similar tests a month or so ago I got 10 and 18, but I now see that I've found a way to, well, cheat…Continue
I think I've written about this before. But I thought I remark on my new strategy that two friends helped me come up with to avoid explaining what VT is, what it means to only see flat and why my vision therapy is slowing down my life because of all of the side effects.
My new way of deflecting too many questions ("What you can't see in 3D? How are you still alive? Is this safe? You stare at brocolli because you think it looks cool? blah blah blah) is to tell people that I am…Continue
Added by Susanna Z on September 17, 2011 at 12:37am — No Comments
Last Friday, I was driving to San Francisco on Highway 280 and I felt good about how I felt in relation to the road. I usually hate driving but Highway 280 is pastoral and usually pleasant. But I hadn't been on it for a while and it felt different. I was acutely aware of the road coming towards me and moving beneath my vehicle, like the images in video games. I don't play video games, but I've seen enough race car tracks on video game terminals to make the analogy.
Added by Susanna Z on September 17, 2011 at 12:20am — No Comments
I'm jealous to read about other adult strabismics going into stereo. I've been doing VT for a year and eight months and I am not in stereo.
For those of you who are like me and moving at a snail's pace, how do you keep your motivation going and do your exercises? I sometimes have to force myself to do my exercises.
Now that I am doing some Berrnell VT video exercise where I use a…Continue
Interesting book out by Academy Award-wining director Errol Morris, titled Believing is Seeing. Not necessarily advocating that you buy the book, brought to my attention by Danielle, one of our vision therapists, but you may find my blog observations of interest. It's actually an open invitation of sorts for him to join the Sovoto Adult Strabismus Forum.
Added by Dr. Leonard J. Press on September 13, 2011 at 1:21am — No Comments
Dear Sovoto members, I would like to invite you to read my blog: http://www.see-movement.blogspot.com
This year almost by accident I started studying the Bates method, and then later the Eyebody method under the guidance of its inventor, Peter Grunwald (http://www.eyebody.com). After continuing this work on my own, informed also by the principles of…Continue
In flatland, I saw things like projected slides. I knew the objects were there, I just couldn't feel myself among them. Objects looked like projected slides, without depth or mass. I knew they were heavy, light, short, tall. near or distant. I just always felt like an observer, not a participant within my environment.
Early last week I was in stereo for two days with just a short period of exercise with the suspended rubber ball first thing each day. I slipped into stereo early on a third day with no prodding and remained in for the rest of that day.I started a graphics gig on a commercial that Wednesday and had plenty of exhausting computer work for the rest of the week.
After work that Thursday I went to an appointment early that evening in NYC. Once done, I walked to the PATH train to come home,…Continue
I just got back from a very exciting trip to London. I have been receiving vision therapy for the best three months or so and have posted a couple blog posts since joining Sovoto. I was excited to head to London and see the city in 3D stereo vision, and boy, what an experience it was.
First off, I've spent a lot of time in the city before - last year, I lived there for four months during a study abroad semester, so in a way, London is a bit like a second home to me. Still, I saw…Continue
I have a 3" diameter rubber ball suspended about shoulder height from the celling with mono filament. It's a dog toy (thanks, Lucky!) that I forced a wire coat hanger through, turning one end and looping the other. I've been getting great results from batting that ball about and following it with my eyes while trying not to move my head. We did this exercise at VT with a stuffed animal sitting atop my head to prevent head movement. I must have looked pretty funny!
I hit it with my…Continue
Added by Greg Voth on September 2, 2011 at 10:03am — No Comments