I’ve seen an icon similar to this a lot lately, yet no cable was unplugged. My computer seemed to be continuously trying to connect to the net. If I managed to get connected it was only a short time before I was disconnected again. After switching cables around to confirm it was not a bad cable, I purchased a new router. My connection is better than ever now.
The little flashing icon reminded me of my eyes. My Behavioral Optometrist asked what my eyes see or feel like when I start struggling to read. I couldn’t tell her, so she wanted me to consciously pay attention during those times.
What I discovered is that at first I begin to focus with only one eye. The other eye sees something, but my brain turns it off similar to the way our ears turn off background noise when we are trying to hear something important. I switch back and forth between eyes until I can get them to focus together again. It’s a struggle to keep them together, and I start skimming through what I’m reading to try to get the high points. If it’s a long item, my eyes begin switching back and forth so rapidly that I can’t keep a focus at all. I see rapid images of focus /disconnect / focus / disconnect until I have to give up.
My Behavioral Optometrist has told me that our brain-eye connection is like a circuit that can sometimes loose connection. One of the goals of vision therapy is to repair the circuit.
If only a new router could be purchased for my brain! We’ve got new prescription prism glasses on order, and hopefully these will re-route the images my eyes see to the proper place so I can keep connected longer. We’ll also keep trying to repair the short-circuit between my brain and eyes.