I was a bit worried about getting to the clinic and back because the streetcar wasn’t running normally today, but Trimet did a great job filling in with shuttle buses (and also, everyone else on the streetcar was going to the same place because my morning appointment was just in time for the 8AM shift.
I think I pretty much failed miserably on all tests of 3D vision; a circle seemed to be coming toward me in one of eight examples, and the fly that was supposed to look three-dimensional wasn’t. The ophthalmologist set me up with an appointment with a specialist – someone who works with strabismus, or in her words, an ‘alignment doctor’, because her tests confirms that my eyes really do not work together. Her exact words were something like ” well, if your binocular vision is just barely hanging on by its fingernails and then something happens to disturb that…” (i.e. I had LASIK in 2009 – just to clarify, I think my Taiwan LASIK doctors were perfectly competent, but the connection between my eyes and brain was always a bit iffy and this might have tipped it). So no concrete help at present, but it’s nice to have confirmation and a possibility of future help. It feels good just to have a confirmation of something concrete that’s wrong, and could be a root cause of my driving issues.
Also, apparently I have the bare beginnings of cataracts, which are unusual at my age, but nothing to worry about at present.
Mirrored from Dichroic Reflections.