Check-up 8 (After three years and three months)
Apparently these check-up meetings are turning into happenings. Last time there was one intern present, this time there were two. I like an audience as much as the next guy. Progress remains consistent making these meetings very pleasant. My doc pointed out to the students I once had to convince him to take me on as a patient but that now he fully encourages me to go on as progress keeps on producing itself. Now it’s just a fun fact.
My main priorities are further facilitating convergence and by extension reading. That’s always been my main motivation to begin with. Learn how to read and you will be forever free. As I acquire more visual stamina and freedom of action, I also want to work on getting up earlier in the morning without having it affect my vision. Meanwhile I’m also working on my overall posture. Sit straight, walk straight, act straight, … As all this motor stuff is leveling out towards proper function, the sensory stuff is starting to make sense.
We did some polarized stereo gram tests. One out of two answers correct. Then we did his big stereoscopic test in his fancy apparatus and asked me which balloon was farthest and which was nearest. I knew the answers but I didn’t consciously SEE stereo though. It’s weird. He said that many people can intuitively give these answers before they consciously have stereo vision. Vision in both eyes is good and motor skills are totally approximating what they should be for stereo vision to take place, so why not!? Every check-up we’re getting a little closer. Nice to have these precursors
PS: I also asked him to explain how to test for eccentric fixation and anomalous correspondence and what tools he uses. People often don’t get a conclusive answer on whether they have it or not. With his tools, the names of which he wrote down for me, he says he can test it conclusively. I’ll try to explain this in a separate blog entry.