Developmental optometrists and vision therapists, please incorporate psychological assistance into your practice for adult strabismics doing VT. The non-visual side effects (nausea, extreme fatigue, motion sickness/vertigo, sensitivity to noise, inability to concentrate, etc, etc) are enough to drive a sane person crazy, not to mention the visual changes of intermittent double vision, moving objects, seeing people with two noses and four eyes, and the changes in depth perception.
I know you are not trained in psychology, but perhaps you could recommend therapists to your patients who are struggling with the changes to their brains and vision. As we rewire our brains, everything is effected in our lives from our vision, interpersonal relationships and way of life. I barely cook anything semi-time consuming anymore because I can't concentrate or I am too tired.
Another thing we all are often at pains to deal with is our history of surgeries, patches, being made fun of, looking like a pirate, being sent to remedial classes or to a retarded pre-school (as in my case), the medical establishment not even telling us about VT for most of our lives etc, etc. The psychological pain and embarrassment runs deep.
I went to a psychologist and even to a hypnotist for help and I spent most of the time just explaining what it means to do VT and go from flatland to whatever 3D is (not like I can really explain it). It was sort of a waste of time because I wanted help, not be the teacher. I am lucky to have three friends who have done VT but the one amblyope who did progress to 3D vision did the therapy 20 years and barely remembers what he went through. The other two has other issues so they can't always relate. Ironically, the best support I get are from two friends who are former alcoholics and who understand what it is to change one's neural pathways and be and do things differently.
If you know of counselors who are familiar with adults doing VT, please provide their contact info on Sovoto and recommend them to your patients. I am a strong person. I've lived in a former war zone with landmines (Bosnia) and traveled to over 50 countries, but this internal journey to rewire my brain is deeply mined and by far the most difficult journey I've ever been on. My guess is that adults who voluntarily do VT do develop stereovision and not because of an actual need to stabilize their gaze (as was Susan Barry's initial reason to do VT), are self-starters and highly motivated individuals willing to go on an adventure or else they wouldn't pay out of their own pockets for the therapy. Despite our willpower and drive, we have years of psychological pain and emotional scars that get unraveled as we wake up dormant binocular brain cells and tower over your other patients who are under 3 feet (one meter) tall.
Thanks for reading and considering my request.