January 25, 2022

Here's Part IV of my "Double-Vision" Series: "Falling Into a Weird Niche"

                                            Photo by Photos_frompasttofuture on Unsplash
 

What would my life be like without the “pirate” episode in the popsicle line at Maplewood pool when I was six-years old. (See “Part I: My World in Double Vision”). Or foregoing after-school sports for after-school eye training to strengthen my eye muscles (See “Part II: Being Called ‘The Four Eyed Freak’”) at age seven. I wouldn’t have visited Dr. Bass, The Strabismus Specialist (See “Part III: Are You Holding Up One Finger or Two”).

The goal of every ophthalmologist or optician I continue to see is to merge two images. But it hasn’t worked. So the appointment usually ends with at least trying to make the two images look, if not merged, as if they are side by side. Finally, the eye doctor and I are satisfied, but it’s a weird niche to fall into.

Click here:  "Part IV: Falling Into a Weird Niche"


January 21, 2022

Annoying Critters, but who can't help celebrate ... NATIONAL SQUIRREL APPRECIATION DAY!!


Happy National Squirrel Appreciation Day! 

They have four front teeth that grow continuously, at a rate of about six inches per year. (Charming.) Most ground squirrels kiss when they see each other. Mouth-to-nose and mouth-to-mouth. (Ewwww.)


Read about who started this strange celebration and 10 steps on how you can honor these annoying critters.

January 13, 2022

Part III of my MEDIUM Seeing With Double Vision series: "Are You Holding Up One Finger or Two?"


                                                                   Photo by Skylar Kang from Pexels

Next on the docket was Dr. Bass, the Strabismus Specialist. (Say that five times fast.)









January 4, 2022

MEDIUM: "PART II: Seeing With Cross Eyes: THE OCULAR OLYMPICS"



What would your life be like if you always saw double images? Like you just stepped off The Zipper ... or lived with a perpetual hangover?

Believe or not, I'm used to it.  Read my MEDIUM series, "Seeing With Cross Eyes".

Part I:   "MY WORLD IN DOUBLE VISION" (Click here)


Part II:    "THE OCULAR OLYMPICS" (Click here)



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December 23, 2021

MEDIUM: "Part I - Seeing With Cross Eyes: My World in Double Vision"

 

Photo Courtesy of the Author (Guess which one is me.)

Come with me on my multi-part journey about life with 

double vision/strabmismus/diplopia. 

To most, it would be like living with a hangover or stepping off The Zipper. For me, a veteran of all that, seeing double is just a regular day.





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