I played card games with the therapist yesterday. Crazy Eights and Bullsh%$! while I wore red/green glasses. One eye sees through a green lens and the other eye through a red lens. If you are not using both eyes, then everything will appear in either all red or all green depending on the eye you are using. For a strabismic with my lightening speed talent of switching back and forth from eye to eye I could do what I have always done, but the idea is not to switch from eye to eye, but use both eyes. Basically retraining my entire visual system as I know it.
When I say this is difficult, I am understating it. While playing the card game, the cards go blank, then flicker on and off. Imagine someone flashing a card at you so quickly that you can barely say what you saw. Was it the King of Diamonds? Queen of Hearts?
Five months ago I know I would not have been able to handle a card game with red/green glasses on, so I see the progress, but I yearn for things to be more steady and not sure if I will ever get there without surgery. Only time will tell.
I am reminded of the first time I learned about subliminal advertising where they would imbed a split second image of a dripping Coca Cola cup or whatever it was they wanted movie goers to buy. As a kid I would always close my eyes through the trailers because I didn't want some commercial worm to enter my brain. My stereo-vision is like this; flickering, flashing, subliminal. Popcorn anyone?