Optomize your prescription eyeglasses

Over the past few months, I’ve been getting some bad headaches, and after my latest brain scans turned up, nothing unusual for my brain I had my eyes checked. Not just checked, but more thoroughly examined than ever before through a process called optomization in Canada or neurolens in the USA . The process is based on the connection between eyes and brain,and I highly recommend it to anyone who has had a stroke because it can help with things like spatial reasoning and balance. For instance, I suffer from left side neglect from my stroke, and you’ll never guess what they did to address it. There is now a small peice of translucent tape on the inner corner of my right lens that forces my left eye to connect with my brain better, giving me somewhat better balance and making the neglect far less. Also, I’m now wearing a bifocal for the first time ever, and I’m liking it . The exam and glasses were somewhat pricey but well worth it for the improvements that I’m seeing. And the headaches are gone.

So, without further ado,here I am in my new glasses …

Watch “Concussions with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Leonard Marshall, & Heather Berlin” on YouTube

You don’t have to have a stroke to get brain damage. This podcast deals with concussion and CTE. I’m posting this here because I’m very interested in brain science and brain damage. It’s amazing to me how many ways there are to damage the brain and just how similar each type of damage is. Weather it’s a stroke, brain tumor, or heading a soccer ball every day, there are striking similarities in the way the damage affects the person. This is a long video, over an hour, so watch as much as you want, I won’t be offended. I found this to be a fascinating conversation, especially when Heather Berlin gets to speak.