I've been noticing a pattern in which I appear to graduate to a lower prism too quickly.
I'll get to a point where I think I am ready to gradulate to a lower prism, and then I go to the lower prism, and then I'll stop making progress. Then I'll go back to the higher prism and then I'll continue making progress again.
Today I went back to the seven diopter prism because I noticed that getting the fusion was requiring a lot of effort. The impression that I'm getting is that when you're doing fixation card exercises and attempting to get fusion, you don't want the exercise to be effortful. You want the attempted fusion to be effortless. I've got to remember this, and stop moving forward too quickly.
That's what I get for doing this solo. I am continually making mistakes, but at least I'm learning from them. There's no possible way that I could do what I'm doing without journaling.
I did notice something very interesting while doing the fixation cards. I was getting damn near close to fusion while using the seven-diopter prism. When doing the fixation cards, you notice three circles. The middle circle is the fused circle, and the two others are seen by each eye. Well, I noticed that it appears that the circle on the right side shrinks and gets bigger while I move the paper closer and farther away. I've sort of noticed this a little in the past, but now I just noticed it quite a lot more. It's odd. It must be something to do with the binocular depth neurons coming online. I also noticed quite a few more depth effects while playing some of the Vivid Vision games. I can't say more about VV obviously.
It's a little annoying and tiresome constantly going back and forth with progress starting, stalling, starting, and again stalling. But I am inching toward my goal, and I am periodically noticing depth effects that I'd never seen before. I think it's going to happen. I just have to pay attention to what I'm doing and continually revamp my methods as required.