Every forty seconds someone has a stroke and there are approximately 8 million stroke survivors in the United States alone. Up to 30% of these experience a resultant vision disorder, up to 20% permanently. Many patients have received little hope from their doctors that this will ever change! Until now. NovaVision has the only FDA-cleared vision restoration therapy in the United States and also provides a complementary vision compensation therapy in one therapy suite.
Each year, 600,000 new people suffer from vision disorders due to stroke or other brain injury.
The current core neurological rehabilitation therapy areas are speech, physical and occupational. The treatment of vision loss has remained a big unaddressed issue. NovaVision focuses on this critical missing therapy area, and provides a range of vision compensation and restoration therapy offerings for both patients and medical professionals.
Vision Restoration Therapy
This type of therapy provides actual improvement in the range or sensitivity of the patient’s field of vision.
NovaVision’s VRT uses repetitive light stimulation to activate impaired visual functions in areas of partial injury (“transition zones”), strengthening the residual vision and neuronal networks. The concept of repetitive stimulation has proven effective in the recovery of other functions such as movements of lower limbs after stroke.
NovaVision provides its internet-delivered, at-home computer based VRT in a therapy suite with its complementary NeuroEyeCoach vision compensation therapy.
Vision Compensation Therapy
Using saccadic training, patients are trained to rapidly and continuously scan their surroundings in order to direct their gaze toward the blind field, bringing the previously unseen objects within their sighted field. A recently published three-center study concluded that NeuroEyeCoach can be viewed as being the first evidence-based gold standard registered medical device accessible to patients at home or in clinical settings. NovaVision’s NeuroEyeCoach re-trains a patient to move their eyes effectively, re-integrate left and right vision and to make the most of their remaining visual field. NovaVision provides its internet-delivered, at-home computer based NeuroEyeCoach in a therapy suite with its complementary VRT vision restoration therapy as well as on its own.