It is not uncommon for visual field loss to go undetected following a stroke or brain injury as visual field testing has not hitherto been part of the routine evaluations following such traumatic events. We currently offer a completely free vision screening test that can be done from the comfort of your own home to help patients and their physicians alike more easily detect visual field deficits.
We are back this month with a wonderful testimonial from our patient Stu. We are happy to hear that our therapies have had a significant improvement in his activities of daily life.
In previous months, we’ve highlighted some of our amazing patients such as Carole Urban and Dan Burke, but this month we wanted to highlight one of our prescribing VRT Physicians. His name is Dr. Kevin M. Chauvette and he first opened his private practice, Merrimack Vision Care in Merrimack, NH back in September of 1990. Prior to that, Dr. Chauvette performed his undergraduate at the University of New Hampshire and St. Anselm College and went on to graduate from the New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts in 1989.
“I have achieved everything I hoped for from the therapy”
Experiences with VRT: a patient and her optometrist tell her story
From time to time we like to bring you real life stories of our patients and how our therapies have affected their daily lives. In this blog we present two sides of the same story – seen from the point of view of the patient and also from the point of view of her optometrist. We have presented these in their own un-edited words, but translated from the original German.
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.
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.
Good nutrition is one way to reduce your risk of having another stroke, and now that the holidays are approaching you may find it a bit more difficult to resist food temptations, like all the desserts that are served at holiday parties, or having that second glass of eggnog, whatever the situation may be; we hope that the following healthy holiday-eating strategies can help you get through this holiday season without impacting your health and waistline.
For our Patient Spotlight this month we would like to share the story of not only our patient but also our patients’ optometrist. Dr. Kevin Chauvette has been a NovaVision prescribing physician for many years; we love hearing his patient’s experiences with our therapies.
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!
“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