This is a personal decision you should make only after consulting with a developmental or behavioral optometrist who does vision therapy who can tell you what your potential chances and challenges may be. I can not help people make personal medical decisions.
In countries with socialized medicine, some vision therapy visits may be covered by the national health care insurance.
An optometry university health clinic could potentially be less expensive than going to a private vision vision therapist. However, there are few optometrists around the country and around the world with experience with binocular vision therapy.
I tried to do a little bit of vision therapy on my own but there is a huge risk involved in doing unsupervised vision therapy exercises, especially those using virtual reality machines. In order to get vision therapy equipment from Bernell Corporation, you have to have a prescription from an optometrist. You cannot buy the equipment or exercises (quoit vectograms, red-green 3D images, color charts, etc) on your own. I have read of people doing vision therapy on their own, and I applaud them for their courage to do this by themselves. However I do have to warn about the risks of doing DIY therapy.
Where do I find an optometrist who does vision therapy?
I have met people United States who travel from very far to visit a binocular vision specialist in the San Francisco Bay Area. They do vision therapy at home and come periodically to see their doctor.
You could think of vision therapy as an insurance policy for your future vision. You’ll know that you have a better chance of being able to see from at least one of your eyes.
Vision therapy did straighten my eyes. (Even after two surgeries, my eyes were still both horizontally and vertically misaligned.)
Some people do vision therapy without needing surgery, while others do surgery and vision therapy together. It depends on the severity of your eye turn.
Potential side effects: double vision (diplopia), nausea, headaches, extreme fatigue, loss of mental clarity, mixing up languages (if you’re multilingual), extreme sensitivity to noise, inability to be in a moving vehicle.
We have a hidden disability. When people, who are used to having good vision, don’t perceive us as being handicapped, they are only trusting what their eyes tell them, and not what we have said. I hear, “But you look normal. How can you be partially blind?” too often.
We don’t look like Cyclops but when we tell people we’re monocular, they don’t believe us.
Prism glasses for vision therapy