Our patients are not only treated medically, they also learn how to cope with their vision loss and how to improve their quality of life by adapting to it. Consider that a visual handicap is much more than just having lost vision. It can result in fear, loss of independence, and loss of social contact in the workplace and at home. Patients and their family members cannot be left alone with their problem. Therefore, our therapists look at the patient behind the eye: we offer help with many different problems related to vision loss, both medically and psychologically. This makes the SAVIR service unique in the world.
The Savir Center offers a holistic therapy for the improvement of low vision and partial blindness following diseases of the retina, optic nerve, or brain. The goal of the therapy is the improvement and most efficient use of residual vision, that is the abilities the patient still has. The therapy is effective independent of age, duration of the vision loss, or its level of severity. We strengthen those visual capacities which were neglected or even actively suppressed by the eye and brain. Our motto is: “dwell not on what you have lost, focus on what is still there and strengthen it.” Savir’s alternating brain current stimulation to enhance residual vision is at the center of our therapy.