Information on visual training after stroke
What does the saccadic training offer?
- 6 various exercises
- Various difficulty levels
- Mutiple statistical evaluations
- Customizable software (e.g. zoom or contrast mode)
- 14 days right of return
- Currently available in the following languages: Deutsch, Français, English, Español, Polski, Dutch & Italiano
Why an visual training?Did you have a stroke (CVI)? Or a brain hemorrhage? Maybe a tumor? Then you may also have hemianopsia (half-side blindness) which means that you only see half of what healthy people see. Often it is "only" the left or right side that is completely missing, but sometimes a quadrant anopsy is performed, in which case only one corner of the visual field is affected. This half-side blindness can be very restrictive, so that you may be unsure, unable to walk or ride a bicycle. The effects are many and varied, but they are often severe for those affected.
How can visual training help?The exercises of the saccadic training can help to awaken the potential of the eyes by solving various tasks on the computer. Here is an example of such a search task:
The principle of compensatory eye training is well researched. It is assumed that an affected brain area cannot be "repaired". Unfortunately, it does not yet seem possible for other areas of the brain to take over the visual function. So the compensation through the eyes remains. Here, the eye muscles are trained so that in the future they will automatically, faster and more efficiently scan the affected visual field. Here the exercises of the saccadic trainer help to carry out an efficient training by specific exercises. In addition, training successes can be easily tracked through statistics. Enclosed you can see data of a real patient, who suffered a right hemianospie after a stroke and thanks to the training makes great successes and finally could ride a bike again:
What do customers say?Here you will find examples of people who, despite hemianospie (hemiplegia) or a visual neglect, have become more independent and secure in everyday life.
«...very diversified»«I bought the saccadic trainer because you can train comfortably from home. The exercises are very varied. With the statistics you can see if you have improved. It looks very easy in the beginning, but it is definitely not. Even after a year since my stroke, I was able to improve, which makes me very happy.» Mrs. M.
«No more problems with my daily activities»«Thanks to the saccadic trainer I was able to resume my life as before the stroke: Driving, walking, sailing and working are possible again and I have no problems with my daily activities» Mrs. Schneeberger
«Perfectly individual»«Due to the individual adaptations of the software to the needs of our clientele, this can be optimally supported» obvita, Organization of the Eastern Swiss Blind Welfare Association
What are saccades?A saccade is one of the three eye movements. It is a fast and sudden eye movement in which the eye spontaneously targets an object, but no information acquisition takes place. When a text is read, the forward jumps of the eye are called saccades (Latin: jerky). It is also referred to as a "jump in the eye". Depending on the reading competency, you have different lengths, with eight to nine letters from one fixation to the next being classified as normal in reading research. In addition to the saccades there are two further eye movement patterns, the regressions and fixation.