Pursuing a higher degree of visual freedom
Another great illustration of this processes by Dr Maino is shown below. Mastering those skills paves the way for further consolidation and visual/sensory development of the brain.
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At this point in time, I feel like I’m oscillating between the orange binocular box and the integration stabilization box. However it’s not that clear cut. As you do a lot of integration, stabilization and loading, those skills also keep getting better individually while improved timing and daily application make for even more added value.
In VT the expression ‘degrees of freedom’ is used in describing the process of building a stronger and more flexible visual system. I very much like that expression. It’s accurate in describing the process and correctly implies that visually impaired people are less free in acting, interacting and participating. It also infers that there are degrees in the way that strabismics are affected and no two strabismics are the same.
Susan Barry once said ‘You can control your vision and you are learning how to take control’. It’s true but it still sucked at the time. After all this time I’ve already gone from a situation of constant involuntary double vision to one where I can cause myself to have single or double vision at will. I’m well on my way of eliminating my eye muscle palsy. As I gain more control over my vision, I gain more control over my life. I gain more degrees of freedom.