Does your lack of side vision leave you missing out? Afraid of accidents or walking into people? Concerned about your safety? There is help…
Dr. Rummel utilized his extensive experience and expertise to develop Side Vision Awareness Glasses that solved issues in other glasses that tried to assist stroke patients to increase their field of view. SVAG have important advantages over previous attempts to develop field expansion:
SVAG have a high ABBE value, so they reduce distracting color aberrations seen through other lenses. This increases your visual focus and improves functional vision.
Side Vision Awareness Glasses have a higher index of refraction, so SVAG is a thinner and more cosmetically acceptable lens, without an obvious line on the front of the lens, and without an unsightly thick button, or lens strip inserted through the front of the lens.
Thanks to better contrast sensitivity than found with Fresnel-lens based glasses, SVAG provide improved vision.
Side Vision Awareness Glasses have the widest viewing area, allowing better field awareness in the direction of the hemianopsia than button lens systems. And because SVAG has a vertical edge, the person with hemianopsia just needs to move their eyes a couple of millimeters to get into the SVAG area of the lens, instead of having to travel past the curve of a button lens in order to find the widest possible viewing area.
Side Vision Awareness glasses for hemianopsia are easy for people to use because they don’t superimpose a narrow peripheral image over a person’s central vision (which is confusing and difficult to learn to use).
SVAG are more attractive because the front of the lens is smooth. When the glasses are worn to improve side vision awareness for stroke-related vision loss, the lens is barely noticeable, a big concern for many patients that do not want to advertise to the world their vision condition.
SVAG are less likely to accidentally break because there is no glued seam splitting through the lens from front to back as found in older attempts at field expansion.
What Patients Are Saying About Side Vision Awareness Glasses
“The Side Vision Awareness Glasses bring the objects toward the left into my vision. Most noteworthy has been spotting hanging traffic lights installed on the left-hand side of the street, bringing them into full view. Walking in rural or urban areas I am more aware of my surroundings and can better avoid bumping or tripping. On the lighter side when sitting in the passenger seat of the car, I am able to see the speedometer and monitor my husband’s speed.”
“The use of Side Vision Awareness Glasses has been very helpful when shopping, helping me to avoid items left by clerks on the floor. They also help me maneuver through obstacle courses of items such as carts or floor displays. Also while walking in the neighborhood, I can more easily watch for cars before crossing the street.”