Summer is ending, so of course I have affixed a pair of
essentric eccentric circles on the front door, with painter’s tape. Welcome to Strabby Sally’s house, where vision therapy homework materials are displayed like holiday decorations. Passersby must be baffled, but I don’t care. I’m getting closer to some real 3D vision, and I am prepared to do whatever it takes–look dorky, make my house look dorky–whatever Jeri tells me to do, I am going to do.
Obviously, vision therapy homework involves a lot of looking, but these days, it’s pretty much a lot of staring. This is the kind of VT homework I’m doing these days.
essentric eccentric circles, size large (you can see the size of my left hand in the picture.) I’ve got the pair taped to my front door. I stare out the window, looking softly at a square of sidewalk across the street, waiting for the two main circles to transform themselves into three.
The goal is for the center third circle to turn into something 3D. When that magical moment happens, it will look like the small circle is perfectly centered in the large circle, and the small circle will be falling away, like looking into a glass bowl.
This magical moment happened for .01 seconds yesterday. I have been staring for a couple weeks, trying and trying. In a day or two, I bet the circles will finally click for me. This magical moment has happened for me using the much small eccentric circles a few weeks ago.
First it’s double–I have four circles.
Then it turns into three circles (See Three Coins.)
Then sometimes the center (third coin) circle itself gets double-y.
It’s all very bizzare and floaty, dreaming, and hazy. Stare stare stare.
Another activity I am doing is the tranaglyph. I wear red/green glasses and look at the pictures & circles on the tranaglyph, and the whole mess is supposed to look 3D.
I have the tranyglyph taped to the window, to cue my brain to look far and soft, across the street. The pictures on this are supposed to pop off, but pop off and be 3D falling behind the window: aka diverging. Because I am an esotrope, it is harder for me to let my eyes be straight and look out far; they want to turn in.
I have been having a hard time with this tranaglyph this week. It’s hard not to get frustrated day after day when it’s “not working.” But I have to remember “not working” is always doing something for my eyes and brain connections.
I am doing red/green bar reading. Still. Reg/green bar reading is an excellent way to make my differently aiming eyes both look at the same distance together. In order to read, both eyes must meet at the line of text. If they don’t one of the colors will black out (red sees thru red, green sees thru green, but if only one eye is working, and looking thru the red, then the green bars will be black.
Once I get red/green bar reading squared away, I will use a flipper again (with a plus-lens and an minus-lens on it) while I read. I did that back when I was wearing glasses, but now with contacts, I am sort of starting over in some areas.
The other homework I have been assigned is: go to the movie theatre and see a 3D movie! As of now, my two choices are to watch Shark Night 3D, which is not particluarly appealing to me, or SpyKids. But I saw that The Lion King is going to be released in 3D in a few days…I think I’m going to wait for that one.