How I See Things

How I See Things
Cartoon-like drawing in shades of dark to medium purple. Eyes with beautiful eyelashes, looking through a pair of glasses.

Monday, March 29, 2021

 I got a letter from my optometrist, Dr. Tod Davis. It talked about what I did in 2020 to help my vision. 

Before I started going to therapy, I had no 3D vision. 

According to what he wrote (and as I have thought about it, he is right) - I now have 3D vision up to maybe 4 feet away. And after that, things "flatten out" again. (Like looking at a post card or a wall mural, 4 feet away from you. This is a HUGE improvement for me!

I largely judge how far something is from me by how big it is. 

Also, on this update, it talked about how my eyes fatigue when things are closer than 12 inches to my face, and fatigue even more when things are 6 inches to my face. 

All I know is that I have to nap almost every day to recover from fatigue. I also know my eyes hurt by the end of the day. 

Since leaving Vision Therapy, I am noticing that my eyes hurt a lot more than they did. Or perhaps I am noticing it more than I did before I started therapy, because it was my normal to have pain in my eyes. It's like the muscles around my eyes hurt. My left one is hurting right now as I type this. 

It is helpful and fascinating to me to have his diagnosis, because it helps me understand what I am going through, to see it in words. And it's helpful because people want to know what I am struggling with and why I can't see things, or what I am experiencing. 

Thank you for reading my blog. I appreciate you who read my blog. Thank you for being here!

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