In 2012 I went from constant double vision to mostly single vision. However, I’m not out of the woods yet. This acquired visual skill could collapse under its own weight if things go slightly wrong. Other, but related, health problems are also showing its head after years of double vision and the (visual) stress it brings along and if not handled carefully might slow down the visual rehabilitation. So if no external events ruin my progress for the zillionth time and I can more or less continue this course I might just be able to crown this two to three year effort with some stereopsis. After all the things I have been reading (book review coming up!) on the topic of visual rehabilitation and the far-reaching effects it can have for so many people (not just people with obvious strabismus, but also people with more subtle visual imbalances), I’m more determined and inspired than ever. Over the years there have been many obstacles to prevent this recovery from happening… But whatever happens, I will finish this rehabilitation. THIS IS HAPPENING. So let that be the 2013 resolution: keep doing everything in my power to acquire stereo vision and become who I was supposed to be if it wasn’t for a broken eye care system. Happy new year everyone!

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  1. Hazel Dawkins Reply

    Kudos, Michael, on your resolution for 2013. You will be so well rewarded in your daily life as you make progress & lose that double vision. I go regularly for optometric vision therapy to Dr. E. Lizotte in E’hampton. It is incredible how the therapy improves the quality of my days. I also deeply appreciate the optometric light therapy (syntonic phototherapy). Light is a nutrient & so valuable. I love it. Not all optometrists offer syntonics, so I’m grateful I found Dr. Lizotte after I moved to western Massacusetts. My years in NYCity & later the suburbs outside Philadelphia were when I functioned as someone blind in one eye. Imagine my surprise when an optometrist in Pennsylvania told me I wasn’t blind in that eye but that my brain shut down input from that eye because it didn’t coordinate with the other eye. Since then, I’ve made progress & that’s why I wrote the little factual book (it’s been revised a number of times, the latest has more case histories). Plus I have written 2 mysteries that feature an optometrist, Dr. Yoko. She is fictitious but many real practitioners are mentioned in the book. You can check out details at

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