After suffering from a stroke your vision can often slip to the back burner as your survival becomes your top priority. The fact of the matter is that your vision disorders have a significant knock on effect to other activities of daily living. For this reason, rehabilitation at the appropriate time can be imperative to other areas of your daily life such as your ability to communicate effectively, reading, coordination, and balance. Visual field loss is a common sign of stroke or other brain injury with about 30% of patients suffering vision disorders. Patients who have suffered neurological brain damage that has resulted in a visual field deficit often also have additional difficulties with eye movements.
Suffering from a stroke or other brain injury is a scary and strenuous time for everyone involved. Whether you are experiencing the effects first hand or taking care of a loved one, the road to recovery can be a long and hard one. Even if you don’t perceive any problems with your vision, defects may be present, and they can have an extensive negative impact on your daily life as well as your other rehabilitation efforts. Although spontaneous recovery is possible within the first three months, the vast majority of patients need specific therapeutic intervention.
“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.
An enlargement of the visual field by 5 degrees of visual angle - what does it really mean? Is that a lot or a little? Will it have a positive impact on my everyday living activities?
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.
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.
For today's blog post, we would like to feature an article that was published by The College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD). It is a very helpful guide when dealing with insurance companies for coverage of any vision therapies like Vision Restoration Therapy or NeuroEyeCoach.
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?”
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!