Information on eye training after stroke

The saccadic training may help people with a visual field loss (hemianopia),e.g. after a stroke. See for yourself with the free trial version!

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: German, French, English, Spanish, Polish, Dutch, Italian, Danish, Finnish, Swedish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese & Japanese
Interested? Register now free and without obligation for a 14 day trial version of the saccadic training:

Why an visual training?

Have you had a stroke? Or a brain haemorrhage? Maybe a tumour? Then you might also have hemianopia (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 only one corner of the visual field is affected. This half-side blindness can be very restrictive, so you might be unsure, unable to walk or ride a bike. The effects are many and varied, but they are often very serious for people who are affected.

How can eye 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:

Why an visual training

The principle of compensatory eye training has been well researched. It is assumed that it is no longer possible to "repair" an affected area of the brain. Unfortunately, it does not yet seem possible for other areas of the brain to take over the visual function. So compensation through the eyes remains. Here, the eye muscles are trained so that in future they will automatically, more quickly and efficiently search the affected visual field. Here, the exercises of the saccade trainer help to carry out efficient training through targeted exercises. In addition, the statistics make it easy to track training success. 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 was able to 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.
  • «No more problems with my daily activities»

    «Thanks to the saccadic training I was able to resume my life as it was before the stroke: Driving, walking, sailing and working are possible again and I have no problems with my daily activities» Mrs. Schneeberger
  • «...varied and useful material»

    «The software provides varied and useful material for the rehabilitation of visual and attention disorders after brain injuries. Detailed and interesting results for professionals» L. Combremont, neuropsychologist at Neuch√Ętel Hospital

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.
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