Monday, January 25, 2010
Did you see Avatar in 3-D?
9:56 pm cst
If not, you're not alone.
According to one study up to 56% of 18 - 38 year olds have some type of problem with binocular vision. All they saw was
a flat 2-dimensional picture. For some it was uncomfortable while others don't realize what they are missing. But with vision
therapy, this problem can be alleviated. Recently Dr. Susan Barry, professor of neurobiology in the Department of Biological
Sciences at Mount Holyoke College, wrote of her vision therapy experience. At the age of 48 she was able to attain stereo
vision (or depth perception) for the first time.
Fixing My Gaze was published in June of last year
and details the dramatic change that 3-D vision made in Dr. Barry's life.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
9:15 am cst
We've been busy!
Over the holidays we renovated our Low Vision room. For anyone not familiar
with this term, here is a good definition:
Low Vision is a vision impairment that significantly impacts the functioning
of the patient and cannot be improved either medically or with conventional spectacles/contact lenses. It may present as a
decrease of acuity, field loss or distorted vision. The patient may also have problems with contrast (contrast sensitivity)
or extreme light sensitivity.
There are things that can be done to greatly enhance the quality of life for a Low
Vision patient. If you or someone you know is affected by this, we can help.