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Low-vision rehabilitation centers help you deal with your vision loss, but they should also encourage family members to participate. Family members can learn how to help with orientation and mobility, occupational therapy, vision rehabilitation, and vocational training. If the family member has a hard time coping, psychological counseling might help. Besides the search for the […]

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On Nov. 30 – Dec. 02, 2018 in Berlin, Germany the 5th international conference “Low vision and the brain” will take place. The main topics of the coming event are: Visual Rehabilitation and neuropsychological interventions Brain reorganization and neuroplasticity Degeneration, neuroprotection and rescue Vascular system, intraocular and intracranial pressure Restoration and recovery Augmentation/Substitution/Compensation Psychosomatic challenges, […]

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Nature has many gifts for your healthy vision. Here is another one: sports! Therefore, consider boosting your eye health by regularly working out. It not only can help you lose weight and, if you are overweight, prevent diabetes, but it also curbs harmful inflammation and improves blood flow in the body. This can impact blood […]

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There have been those who have said that vision restoration is not possible and that there is no brain plasticity. But the evidence has become too overwhelming to be ignored. Not only have different laboratories come to similar conclusions that improving vision is possible, but there also are some very prominent supporters of the idea […]

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The best health care is holistic. Holistic medicine is not the same as alternative medicine. Holistic means that all aspects of a person´s needs are taken into account, such as the medical, psychological, physical, lifestyle, and social dimensions. After all, a strong motor is not exclusively responsible for a great-running Mercedes- Benz. And an Apple […]

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Vision restoration techniques can’t help with every kind of vision loss. They do not work with problems of the front parts of the eye, such as the cornea or lens. Nor can they help with certain eye movement disorders like double vision. In the majority of cases, though, vision restoration training or noninvasive electric current […]

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How does transorbital alternating current stimulation work? We can think about the brain as a kind of amplifier. With its neuronal networks it can extract, amplify and then “translate” or interpret the neuronal signals coming in from the retina. Then the neuronal impulses get transformed into conscious visual experience. This amplification is important for normal […]

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  A patient of Savir Center Yvonne Roberts describes the success of her therapy for low vision in the New Zeland newspaper “The News”: “…Seeing stars was a “wow moment” for Westport’s Yvonne Roberts. She had just returned home after three weeks’ treatment at a German eye clinic. She went outside, looked up at the […]

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You might suspect that zapping the brain with electric currents is totally innovative and was never known before. Wrong. Some time ago, electrotherapy was a big thing in medicine and it was propagated for all kinds of ailments, including vision loss. Others have already recognized the value of “current therapy” for the treatment of optic […]

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