The 41st Annual Meeting of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development has now come to a close. The educational content was superb! In turn, attending Doctors and Vision Therapists, who are the providers of this specialty vision care,…Continue
Added by Dr. Dan L. Fortenbacher on October 31, 2011 at 10:01pm — No Comments
Low visual information-processing speed and attention are predictors of fatigue in elementary and junior high school students go to http://ning.it/vtnE8X
Optometry was right once again!
These last couple of weeks have been hard ones. Over the past 6 months in VT, I've managed to accomplish all the tasks presented to me... until now. I've been presented with converging and diverging exercises using the 'life savers' and Eccentric Circles. The diverging work has been fairly easy to master but these converging tasks have really tested my left eye. I've worked so hard trying to get the results they've hoped for that I think it's tempering some of my 3D enjoyment.
Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on October 16, 2011 at 11:49pm — No Comments
Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting Anna K. in Berkeley for four hours of a heart-to-heart conversation about life as a strabismic doing VT. I finally found someone with whom I could walk and stare at trees and comment on how they looked.
I've been doing VT since January 2010 and although I'm lucky to have three friends who have done VT in the past (for various reasons), I have not met any adult in person who totally gets where I am, why I get so tired, why I get mood,…Continue
Added by Susanna Z on October 14, 2011 at 5:31pm — No Comments
In your VisionHelp Blog of June 14, 2011, you quote "…The thought question pops into his head: If a strabismic artist undertakes vision therapy to improve binocular vision, will the development of stereopsis inform or diminish his artistry?"
Growing up unaware that I was strabismic (with a convergence insufficiency) certainly turned my education and artistic lives upside-down. Coming from a perfectionist family, I had the desire to add detail but lacked the…Continue
Hard to believe I'm so near the end of the sessions. I worked with Jen for the last time this week ;-( . She's been so great to work with - so positive, hopeful and supportive... and I love it when she feels the need to experiment.
We have been working with the Eccentric circles (both on paper and acetate). I now can use the eccentric circles to move back and forth between converging and diverging, creating the third pair each time. It's tiring but I get it. I converge at a closer…Continue
Added by Greg Voth on October 12, 2011 at 5:12pm — No Comments
I will be lecturing this week at the American Academy of Optometry meeting in Boston, MA. If you plan on coming, feel free to take a look at this as a preview of my presentation. If you can't make it to the AAO this year (shame on ya!) but still want to learn a bit about 3D vision...goto …Continue
Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on October 10, 2011 at 11:44pm — No Comments
I feel the urge to share more before and after photos of myself post-VT. My mother and I recently took a trip to Disneyland, and it was a pleasure to bounce around the park, seeing it in full stereopsis, only to manifest the same results in photos. I especially loved the new Star Tours which now has a 3D feature. Wow!!
I also went to a show in LA and saw one of my favorite musicians, Tim Minchin. Going to gigs has always been a touch-and-go experience if I'm relatively far from the…Continue
The International Brain Injury Association wants you to submit an abstract for its meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland. If my abstract is accepted, I just might see you there!
Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on October 6, 2011 at 5:50pm — No Comments