“The Neuro Eye Therapy programme with Sight Science has been a massive step forward in my Stroke rehabilitation process. Apart from the psychological and confidence aspect there has been a significant improvement to my vision and hence a marked improvement to the quality of my life. I feel I am almost back to my normal self and lifestyle. I travel abroad on holiday. I can carry out normal tasks in my garden and cooking is now quite a passionate hobby. I have adapted my business and administrative skills to “On Line Trading” and I now trade the Forex and Stock Market. Recovery of my vision loss to near normal and compensation in the blind field is compelling evidence that the programme has been successful for me. The constant monitoring, support and analysis feedback from the Sight Science Team and my desire to work at the programme have been instrumental factors in the overall success achieved and I would have no hesitation in encouraging and recommending fellow Stroke sufferers to consider this programme.”
“Bar maybe three days, every day that year I would spend around 40 to 45 minutes on the laptop. It was at the end of the nine month period I could say there was a definite improvement in my sight. I still can’t see lower down in my left hand peripheral vision so I have to take care with kerbs or obstacles like low tables. But the improvement to my sight has made a difference to my life and the quality of my life. Prior to the therapy there is no way I could have gone back to my bowling as I wouldn’t have had the confidence, but now I am back bowling with other partially sighted and blind bowlers. I have also gone from being unable to walk outside on my own to walking up to half a mile to visit a friend. I am also able to cross the road provided I take care. I would not have dared to do that before.”
“Being unable to drive was awful. I have severe heart disease, and in cold weather I wasn’t able to get out and about without driving. My wife had to take on so much to help me. However, after the treatment my eyesight improved so much that I have even got my driving licence back. It has been marvellous for me. Literally quite life changing and now I can keep up with my grandchildren.”
Dr A Peel
“Although I was told that there was no guarantee that my eyesight would improve within the space of around three months I got virtually all my sight back apart from a fuzzy patch in the upper right of my vision. I have steadily resumed my usual activities in all aspects of my life. I also got my driving licence back after a DVLA approved optician pronounced that my eyesight was now of a standard sufficient to resume driving.”
“My improvement in confidently moving around has been much remarked on by friends, who have seen me regularly, both before during and after the course. Their opinion unanimously is that because of the time frame in which the improvement occurred, i.e. starting very soon after I began the therapy, when this was the only change in my lifestyle, it can only have been directly linked to the therapy.”
“I don’t bump into things as regularly. I seem to have learned compensation techniques for observation in the area of loss.
The improvements plotted by your results charts seemed to improve my confidence in general. I think I may see a little more around the periphery of the Scotoma, but without regular perimetry testing it is difficult to tell. Passing the driving assessment and having my licence back is a real boost.”
When asked whether Mr Milner had experienced any improvements in his vision after the therapy he answered, “Yes, I see people and objects earlier and eye tests show and improvement. Further to this Mr Milner added that his “navigational skills are better, more confident and concentration has improved.”
“In the year between my stroke and starting Neuro-Eye Therapy, my eyesight was getting worse. The improvement was noticeable very quickly after I started the therapy, which I found quite amazing and I am very thankful to all involved”
“His vision has definitely improved. He can see more on the left (blind) side… he likes watching motor racing but the cars were too fast to even make out a car! Now he can watch and enjoy the motor racing. It has improved his quality of life. As he’s wheelchair bound and totally dependent on others to push him anywhere, he can now at least enjoy watching television” *
*(feedback written on behalf of patient by wife and daughter and signed by patient)
“Overall ability to assess my immediate environment and my placing in it has improved considerably because the ‘blind area’ I feel has reduced, while the visual field has increased. This was not apparent from an actual vision field test done by a hospital in Glasgow. Nevertheless, I am easier in my skin than I was a year ago.”
When asked about any improvements and how they impacted on his daily life, Mr Miller replied “I can drive again” and underlined that his confidence had improved.
“Transferring from the end of one line of print to the next has improved a lot making reading easier and quicker.”
“Some improvement in my peripheral vision”
“I feel that my vision now is good enough to enable me to drive. As a passenger I have not experienced any failure to see events or objects which would require me to take action if I were to drive.”
“I feel the sessions gave me more confidence and concentration. The program was quite easy to follow.
My latest Binocular Esterman test has shown improvement.
I am in the process of making an application to DVLA under agreed ‘exceptionality’ criteria with a view to be considered for re-instatement of my driving licence.”
“Before therapy I used to experience a feeling of motion sickness when walking at a reasonable pace. To prevent this I had to walk very slowly. This completely disappeared shortly after commencing therapy.
I am more confident walking around. I no longer feel I need somebody with me, even in crowded shopping areas. I no longer panic.
I can concentrate for longer on computer work.
I don’t know how much spontaneous improvement I might have had. The ophthalmologist said that if there was no improvement in the first 3 months after the haemorrhage, there wouldn’t be any improvement. He was clearly wrong.
I would have liked to see more improvement show on the visual field tests, but there has been a massive functional improvement which has increased my confidence greatly. I’m now gearing myself up to do battle with the DVLA to get my driving licence back.”*
*Just over a year later, C Procter’s driving licence was reinstated after passing a practical driving test under the DVLA’s special considerations criteria