Double vision from strabismus is commonly horizontal. Before my surgery, I had horizontal double vision when I relaxed my eyes, but most of the time I managed to keep the images together. I also had a small amount of vertical misalignment.
Will Baldwin, from one of the strabismus support groups I’m in, wrote: “Some months ago, I started a little research about this topic, as it relates to tropes.” Will sent me the image on this page, and shared the following:
I wrote my own image editor, but here’s the best I could do. My editor is very primitive, I’m sure Photoshop or those other commercial ones can do better. I don’t have any of those, though.
That’s a picture of me, by the way. If you know how to clean up the artifacts in the image, feel free to use it. [Later, Will sent an updated image with the artifacts edited out.]
We tropes can do quite a lot in spite of our distorted vision, can’t we? Will made his own image editor. So what if it’s primative. It can edit images.
Will also provided the following links to double vision simulators he found on the net. Will says, “I’m an exotrope, though, and I think the images I found more simulate the angles that an esotrope’s eyes would have than an exotrope would.” Here are the links will sent:
Richmond Eye Associates. (Several vision simulators for other eye conditions are also provided on this page.)
Eye Diseases in Virtual Reality. (Click the image on the right, described under “Diplopia.”)
Thanks, Will, for your contributions! Since my surgery, I’ve had some torsion in my left eye. I plan to post a simulator of what I see next time.
Image credit: Will Baldwin