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Why Doing Both NeuroEyeCoach and Vision Restoration Therapy makes the most sense

Posted by Monica Gallegos on Feb 15, 2017 10:00:00 AM

NovaVision offers two different therapy programs for rehabilitation of neurological vision loss -  NeuroEyeCoach and Vision Restoration Therapy (VRT) – which we provide in a single therapy suite for $900. These therapies do different things, and in this blog we explain why it makes the most sense to do both these therapies, one after the other.

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Topics: stroke, VRT, brain injury

Patient Spotlight – Judy U.

Posted by Monica Gallegos on Feb 1, 2017 9:30:00 AM

We love hearing testimonials from our patients who have improved their vision after performing our therapies. This month our spotlight is on our patient Judy, we’re happy to hear that her quality of life has improved since performing Vision Restoration Therapy. We hope that Judy’s testimonial will encourage anyone with a visual deficit following a stroke or brain injury to learn more about our therapies and take the next step towards their visual rehabilitation.

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Topics: Insider, stroke, VRT, brain injury

Cortical Blindness and “Blindsight”

Posted by Monica Gallegos on Jan 18, 2017 10:15:00 AM

The term “Cortical Blindness” describes the partial or complete loss of vision resulting from a brain lesion. 

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Topics: stroke, brain injury

Difference between NeuroEyeCoach and other Saccadic Training Apps and Programs

Posted by Monica Gallegos on Jan 4, 2017 10:00:00 AM

At NovaVision we are often asked by clinicians and therapists to discuss the differences between NeuroEyeCoach and other saccadic training programs – both those which appear to be specifically for saccadic training and those which have a saccadic training module within a therapy training suite of programs.

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Topics: Insider, stroke, brain injury

What is Quadrantanopia?

Posted by Monica Gallegos on Nov 16, 2016 9:45:50 AM

In the context of neurological visual field loss we very often hear about hemianopia, the loss of the right or left half of the visual field in both eyes. However, some patients with neurological visual field loss find the term “quadrantanopia” in their medical records. If “hemianopia” means that you cannot see in half of your visual field, does “quadrantanopia” mean that you cannot see in a quarter of your visual field? Correct. Quadrantanopia refers to the loss of vision in one of the quarters of the visual field.

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Topics: stroke, brain injury

To App or Not to App: Why NovaVision’s Therapies Are Different To Brain Training Apps

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

At NovaVision we are sometimes asked the question: “what is the difference between your therapies and a brain training app I can download for a few dollars?”

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Topics: VRT, brain injury

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

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

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

5 Misconceptions about neurological visual field loss

Posted by Monica Gallegos on Aug 10, 2016 9:30:00 AM
Many of those who have had a stroke or other brain injury will experience vision problems, but often times they will not realize they have a visual field deficit.
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Topics: stroke, VRT, brain injury

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