Saturday, May 31, 2008

More bad luck and my kind of logic (ha!)

More bad luck
I now have a reason why I have only completed projects that have deadlines ("have to" projects). I need (and have started) vision therapy.

Over the past few months, I've had problems with close range vision blurring. Typically only happens in afternoon. I've blamed it on allergies. Wrong...sigh. During an eye exam Thursday, it was pointed out to me that I am (once again) seeing double at close range. It stems from Duane's Retraction Syndrome which I've suffered with all my life due to an undeveloped eye muscle (birth defect). Basically my eyes are not working together as a team.

Wish me luck on getting it under control in a month. I need it back in order before the move. I have a fantastic doctor. And won't be able to go to her unless she's willing to move with us.


My kind of logic


Anonymous said...

That logic works for me! Right up there with chocolate being a vegetable (cocoa bean is plant).

Best of luck with the vision therapy.

Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO, FCOVD-A said...

Optometric Vision Therapy can be be used to treat many oculo-visual problems. Clinical trials have recently noted that OVT is THE best treatment for a disorder called "convergence insufficiency". Work hard!

Go to for more info on vision therapy

The clincial trial below noted that:

Scheiman M, Mitchell GL, Cotter S, Kulp MT, Cooper J, Rouse M, Borsting E, London R, Wensveen J. A randomized clinical trial of vision therapy/orthoptics versus pencil pushups for the treatment of convergence insufficiency in young adults.Optom Vis Sci. 2005 Jul;82(7):583-95.
In this study, vision therapy/orthoptics was the only treatment that produced clinically significant improvements in the near point of convergence and positive fusional vergence.