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10 Ways To Make Your Home Safe If You Suffer From A Vision Deficit

Posted by Monica Gallegos on Jun 21, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Suffering from a vision deficit can be a terrifying thing for anyone to experience - especially after surviving a stroke or traumatic brain injury. Often times, patients and caregivers are overwhelmed with the sheer volume of todo's when coming home from the hospital. 

Even simple tasks like bathing, cooking, and doing laundry can become more difficult with a visual deficit. So, it’s important to understand how to stay safe while facing this difficult time.

There are a few simple things you can do as a patient and especially as a caregiver or loved on to make living at home easier and safer. These simple changes will allow you as a patient to remain in control, independent, and safe.

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Topics: safety

The Hidden Risk Factors For Stroke That Women Need To Know About

Posted by Monica Gallegos on Jun 7, 2017 10:23:00 AM


According to The National Stroke Association, approximately 55,000 more women than men will suffer from a stroke this year. Although there are common risk factors that everyone should be aware of, there are risk factors that are unique to women. The fact that an estimated 100,000 U.S. women under 65 will have a stroke this year according to the American Stroke Association means it is more important than ever that women identify and become familiar with these risk factors. In addition to risk factors that could affect anyone such as smoking, being overweight, family history, and high blood pressure, women face these unique risk factors:

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Topics: safety, stroke

Life After a TBI: What You Can Do In The First Weeks To Help Your Recovery

Posted by Monica Gallegos on Apr 26, 2017 10:30:00 AM


The road to recovery after a traumatic brain injury is often long and sometimes difficult. The process may be physically and emotionally draining for both victim and family alike. Gaining a good understanding of the recovery process and doing the most you can early on will set you and your loved ones up for success throughout the recovery process.

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Topics: safety

Retinal Detachment – a rare, but very serious affliction

Posted by Monica Gallegos on Mar 29, 2017 4:41:27 PM

Retinal detachment is rare; nonetheless: retinal detachment can have considerable consequences for the eyesight and daily living, and this recently happened to one of our NovaVision colleagues. We are taking this as an opportunity to inform you about this disease and its first signs. If diagnosed in time, there are very good treatment options and the retinal detachment itself can be prevented.

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Topics: safety

How a little indulgence can help you

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

On last week’s blog we gave you some tips on how to stay healthy during the holiday season, and on today’s blog, we’ll go over some of the foods that will not only make you happy but healthy as well, all in moderation of course.

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Topics: safety

What is the difference between a perimetry and the NovaVision online-visual field screening?

Posted by Monica Gallegos on Oct 26, 2016 10:04:00 AM

In our last blog “What is a visual field test?“ we have explained how a visual field examination is done using a perimeter.

Today we will analyze the differences between a visual field test using static perimetry and our online-visual field screening and reveal why the online test does not replace the examination by a doctor.

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Topics: safety, stroke

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

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

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

Traveling with a visual impairment

Posted by Monica Gallegos on Jul 27, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Everybody needs a vacation from time to time. A change of air, a different environment, meeting new people or simply taking time for yourself can really lift your spirits. Having a visual deficit does not mean the end of all travel! It is very much possible to plan a trip as long as you put a little extra preparation for your travel arrangements, so here are some tips from NovaVision for this vacation season.

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Topics: safety