I am 33 year old woman living in Silicon Valley, California. This blog documents the journey I am taking to binocularity. I was born cross eyed in the former USSR, where I was sent to a day care for retarded kids because of my abnormal look. I had my first strabismus surgery in the US when I was three years old and then another surgery when I was 17 to correct my wandering eye. Now, I am doing vision therapy to train my brain to use both eyes at the same time. This is tough work! I am rewiring my brain after so many years of only using one eye at a time.

I call myself the “One Eyed Princess” because of this saying:

“In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.” Sometimes, I find that despite the fact that I only see with one eye at a time (I alternate between both eyes), I seem to be more aware of the world around me than many others. (I have excellent hearing.) I am too young to be a queen, so I am a “One Eyed Princess”.

You can contact me at nisamsuzi@yahoo.com.

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  1. Olga Z. Porterfield says:

    What a discovery!. I am a fellow refugee from the USSR, and also have amblyopia and many other eye problems. Never heard the term “stereoblindness”, but it certainly applies. So glad to have found you! (Unfortunately, it is during your social media detox, so i have emailed you. )

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