A while back I discovered an inspired programmer and blogger had tried to build an anti-suppression Vision Therapy Tetris game. Upon finding it I was very excited and set out to try it with my red green anaglyph glasses. The game itself is a normal tetris game and I suppose the coloring had already been changed but it still wasn’t suited for anti-suppression play because I could ‘cheat’ my way through the game using only one eye.
For some people the black background has proven to be stressful to start out with. Because of this a more tech-savvy VT friend of mine named Aaron added a couple of sliders at the top enabling you to adjust the background color to alleviate frustrations a little and ease into the game.
We also made one for mobile devices like tablets.
You can download the anti-suppression Tetris game for mobile devices here.
It’s definitely good anti-suppression practice. I’m still very insecure about positioning my pieces!
To keep things interesting and visually more challenging you might want to turn around your glasses every so often (or interchange the colors in the html file). That way the eyes switch color and the amblyopic eye takes on different roles within the game.
PS: If you have enjoyed or benefited from this and other blog entries, consider supporting my work of proliferating Vision Therapy as a vital treatment option for amblyopia and strabismus by donating an amount as small as 5$. There’s no better feeling in the world than knowing that your hard work is being appreciated. In addition, I can use some encouragement and financial support to do an even better job and get through my own visual rehabilitation.
Other articles you might like:
– Free anti-suppression Solitaire