Let me explain.
For my entire life I've had a lazy eye. My right eye, to be more precise. It's not noticeable because I move my eyes a lot and I've learned to focus when I'm talking to someone. Catch me off guard (like on a webcam while I'm playing a game, or something), and you'll see it wander off like a dumb cat.
Accompanying this lazy eye were several depth perception problems--not diagnosed by an optometrist, but when you can't tell how far apart cars are on the road when you're on the sidewalk, something is wrong.
I recently looked up this problem, and found that the best solution is to wear an eye patch over your strong eye to force your weaker eye to get stronger.
Fuck that. That's ridiculous. Instead, I've used my daily 2-4 hours of studying and reading to strengthen my lazy eye to make it a contributing member to society.
In all honesty and seriousness, I'm literally seeing the world with a new perspective. It's really hard to describe. It's like I'm seeing INTO things instead of just looking AT them. I can make out the space between bushes and leaves and flowers, actually look down the street and judge distances, and everything just looks beautiful. I can actually focus both eyes on a point and make out the space between two objects. Like looking at my desk right now, there are two round cups, and I can tell that my green pen is behind my red pen. It sounds ridiculous, but it's so new to me.
I'm like a kid right now. When I'm walking down the street I'm always looking up at the trees or buildings or statues. Buildings especially are striking against the horizon.
I googled my problem and found someone who had a similar discovery: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=seeing-in-3-d
She had had corrective eye surgery and always assumed her sight was normal, until she started to test it. It turns out the brains uses psychological and physical cues accumulated over a lifetime in order to manufacture the illusion of 3 dimensions when it can't actually do it.
There's a light over my bed, and I always assumed it was flush with the ceiling. It turns out there's about 3 inches of dead space above it, and now I can actually identify that space and OMG IT LOOKS SO COOL.
I don't know why my sight evolved the way it did. I blame it on my poor eyesight and the fact that I've used the computer since I was about 7 years old. Playing Stronghold Crusader for hours at a time probably didn't help my poor eyes, lol.
Sometimes I worry that my eye will regress, but I just have to keep reading. It's absolutely fucking insane that I've been missing out on how things actually look all this time.
But I'm not going to wear an eyepatch.