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NovaVision Blog

What is a Visual Field Test?

Posted by Monica Gallegos on Oct 19, 2016 9:37:00 AM

When you have problems with your vision and go to an ophthalmology practice, often not only your eyes and their visual acuity are measured, but also your visual field is examined with a perimeter.

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Topics: stroke, For Physicians

What The Press Said About New Clinical NeuroEyeCoach Study

Posted by Monica Gallegos on Oct 12, 2016 9:31:00 AM

In our last blog we told you about a new rigorous peer-reviewed study published in BioMed Research International shows improvements in visual search following the use of NovaVision’s NeuroEyeCoach.

This study generated a lot of interest in the both the popular and business or medical press. We thought you might like to see what they said – it is not just NovaVision and its patients who think NeuroEyeCoach is great!

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Topics: Insider, safety, stroke, VRT, brain injury

Clinical Data Supports NeuroEyeCoach as The Gold Standard

Posted by Monica Gallegos on Oct 5, 2016 9:00:00 AM

“It’s important to develop techniques to help patients to compensate for their sight deficits and NeuroEyeCoach is providing a much needed step forward in providing therapy for these patients in order to improve the quality of life for the individual. We have used this type of compensatory technique in vision research for some time now and in NeuroEyeCoach, we have developed the research into an accessible treatment that can help patients achieve major improvements in their vision within about 2-3 weeks.”

  - Professor Arash Sahraie, Head of the School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen

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Topics: Insider

Patient Spotlight - Anita K.

Posted by Monica Gallegos on Sep 28, 2016 10:00:00 AM

We are back this month with an incredible testimonial from our patient in Germany! Once in a while we like to share our patient’s real life stories like Carole’s, Annette’s or Wilfred’s.

We hope that Anita’s story will encourage you to evaluate NeuroEyeCoach more closely as many patients have benefited from it and should be considered as the next step towards your visual recovery

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Topics: Insider

Stereoscopic Vision – How Does It Work?

Posted by Monica Gallegos on Sep 21, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Depth perception – the ability to see our environment three-dimensionally – is based on “Stereoscopic vision”, which requires two intact eyes that are aligned and move synchronously. 

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Topics: stroke, brain injury

NovaVision Therapies: Your Next Steps

Posted by Monica Gallegos on Sep 14, 2016 10:00:00 AM

You have decided to take the next step towards your vision recovery and want to begin our therapy suite of Vision Restoration Therapy (VRT) and NeuroEyeCoach but don’t know where to start?

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Topics: safety

8 Powerful Ways To Improve Your Chances of Never Having A Stroke Again

Posted by Monica Gallegos on Sep 7, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Every forty seconds someone has a stroke. In the US alone, there are eight million stroke survivors!

Half of the stroke recurrences happen within the first week. Peter M. Rothwell, MD, Ph.D., of Oxford University, England and colleagues found that 5.1% of patients with an initial transient ischemic attack had a stroke within the next 24 hours. These early reoccurrences accounted for 52% of all strokes that happened over the next seven days and 42% of all strokes that occurred during the first 30 days, they reported in the June 2 issue of Neurology.

While you might now be able to ward off these early recurrences with changes of diet or sleeping patterns, you will lower your long-term risk of ever having a stroke again. In fact, there are many factors well within your control that you can do to decrease your risk of stroke.

Here are eight powerful ways how you can take charge to control your risks before a stroke has the opportunity to strike again.

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Topics: stroke

Relationships After A Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted by Monica Gallegos on Aug 31, 2016 9:30:00 AM

A stroke or other brain injury can have a significant impact on how the individual feels, on how they express their emotions and interact with the people around them. The most common emotional problems that are experienced after a stroke or other brain injury are depression, anxiety and confusion. As a result it is important to create an environment that is both positive and healthy to assist with a person’s emotional and physical recovery.

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Topics: brain injury

What are Primary and Comprehensive Stroke Centers? And what are the differences?

Posted by Monica Gallegos on Aug 24, 2016 9:30:00 AM

During the past several decades, stroke care in the United States has substantially evolved, with organizations such as the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, Brain Attack Coalition, and National Stroke Association all being at the forefront of this movement. One of the major advancements is the organization of care that has and is being transformed by primary and comprehensive stroke centers.

The following information will help you to understand what is a primary stroke center and what is a comprehensive stroke center and outline the differences between the two.

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Topics: stroke

Heat Stroke: Risk Factors and Prevention

Posted by Monica Gallegos on Aug 17, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Every year many people await summer eagerly: swimming, summer evening grill parties, vacation in the home or abroad. High temperatures have the potential however to lead to cardiovascular problems and carry a high stroke risk. It is therefore not surprising that more strokes happen during summer times.

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Topics: safety