Category Archives: vision therapy

The eyes don’t have it.

I’ve always been proud of my perfect vision. I’ve bragged about it openly, and came to appreciate it even more after Stella’s visual challenges revealed the complexity and wonder of human eyesight. “I’m so lucky and blessed,” I thought, darting … Continue reading

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Hoo! Boo! And booyah, too!

Stella fell in love with Halloween. She said “Trick or Treat” and “Thank you” and “Happy Halloween” at all the right times. She noted and appreciated everyone else’s costumes, even the less impressive ones. Like the dad whose costume was … Continue reading

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It’s all fun and eye games until someone attains 20/20 visual acuity in her left eye.

It’s amazing what you can do with a few markers and a tea cup. Oh, the simple addition of a tea cup seals the deal, my friends. Overall, home-based vision therapy is getting easier as I find and engineer more … Continue reading

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Cirque de Okay

My official assessment is that this week’s in-office vision therapy went well. It was interesting, and eye-opening. (Once again I’ve let you down and resorted to puns.) Eye-patched Stella threw a couple blocks in frustration and engaged in impressive evasive … Continue reading

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Our vision therapy experience so far… on littlefoureyes.com

Just a note to say that if you are interested in how our first two weeks of vision therapy have gone, you can get the details over at littlefoureyes.com. I just wrote a post about how we wound up doing … Continue reading

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This isn’t healthy.

I should’ve been asleep an hour ago. Instead of taking care of myself, I spent a bunch of this Friday evening, when Cody and I are supposed to be relaxing and celebrating our wedding anniversary, scouring photos of Stella from … Continue reading

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Rough patch

This is a rather tedious post. But I can’t help it. Understanding Stella’s visual issues involves a level detail that hurts my head. I have to give each individual brain cell a pep talk before attempting to absorb anything. Tomorrow, … Continue reading

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Because we just can’t get enough therapy.

It’s official. Today, I scheduled Stella for weekly, ongoing vision therapy. I feel victorious! As in, “We’re going to the Super Bowl, baby!” (I probably need to get out more.) You see, our second opinion (the first being Seattle Children’s … Continue reading

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