I wanted to share my progress with the eye therapy here so far. Recently I have been asked by my optometrist to participate at their conference as a model for the problems theyre trying to diagnose and solve. Few other optometrists that were being taught how to measure these issues properly tried to diagnose me, it was all recorded and later used as education material.
I must say I have a new level of admiration for the guy who diagnosed me originally, as he does his work way above what other specialists there were capable of. Some joked after that "in a regular office this would take 5 minutes, youre testing him for one hour", implying how "well" other optometrists do their jobs.
Ive told him my concerns that the therapy might not work, or that the glasses dont work all the time and I still get headaches with them sometimes.
He said the glasses fix about 1/4 of the whole problem, and that after 2 months of the therapy it is way too soon to see results - I have improved a lot, but he said the most important thing is to integrate what I have been training into daily use. Then the last part of the therapy will actually be training to be able to use my eyes in the opposite extreme of what they are doing now (excessive convergence, resulting accomodation issues, getting stuck in a loop - adjusting one calls for adjustment of other, conditions on the screen change, its called again until the pain we all know so well - this makes a lot of sense to me in regards to flicker, but lets not get too ahead).
He also mentioned that it is very common to feel like you can tolerate problematic displays right after the training for an hour or so, and for that to fade, as lasting change needs a very long and slowly progressing approach. Also good days and bad days are very common (sometimes the pain doesnt set in so soon, other days its instant).
He also mentioned he doesnt know if it will cure it 100%, as there is still a lot of unknowns in this field. He siad they tried to publish some articles but a lot of the medical community doesnt care or think its bullshit, and consider the people to be a psychological case.
So a lot of what you described here in regards to this condition actually makes sense "by the book". Lets see in 4 months then how much this training will really help.
But if you get better right after eye exercises, theres a big chance this is part of your problem and you just need to find the right person to actually help.
Just a story to put all this into another perspective - there was a lady in one of the optrometrists office with such bad migraines, that some doctors drilled a hole in her head in attempt to stop them. It helped, but since then she sees double. He crafted glasses to fix that and shes eternally grateful now, as the diplopia is way less of a problem than the migraines according to her, even though shes dependent on the glasses now.