very 50s drive-in

By | July 13, 2006

I have to wear 3D glasses — one blue lens and one red lens — when I do my eye exercises. This alone is very amusing. It feels very 50s drive-in.

I did the first session today. It was not that bad but it’s quite obvious the blue eye (left) is worse than the red one. I did not get a headache afterwards nor was I exhausted — which makes me think I can do this at work over my lunch or during a break (it takes about 15 minutes). The strange glasses and flipper lenses might garner some questions, however!

I asked the vision training technician today about why I have this condition. As I suspected, I was born with weak eye muscles and eyestrain (a lot of near tasks) had made it worse to the point where it bothers me.

Specifically, I have trouble with my binocular vision (vision in which both eyes are used synchronously to produce a single image). She said that if left untreated, the weak eye would get so bad that the brain would start to ignore signals from it. It still would have all the proper components to gather and transmit focused retinal images to the brain, yet these images wouldn’t be used. I have no idea what this means in practice and I don’t plan to find out!

Okay, that’s it. I am not going to dwell on this latest ailment any more. Tomorrow, I will talk about sex, drugs and rock and roll. Well, not really — that would be out of character — but I will be talking about fashion, things that bother me and my commute to and from the workplace — among other somewhat G-rated topics.

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