Stroke and Side Vision Awareness Glasses

Stroke and Side Vision Awareness Glasses


I’m Dr. Shaun Golemba, today we’re gonna talk about stroke and side vision awareness glasses So, one thing that happens sometimes when
a person has a stroke is they’ll actually have side vision loss. We call that a hemianopia. So, base entire one-half of their vision can
be missing. Either on the right-hand side or on the left-hand
side. Today we’re gonna give an example if a person
had loss on their right-hand side. Okay, so one of the very simple inventions
that what my colleague Dr. Rummel came up with is something called the rummel button. You’ll notice here is dark on one side and
light on the other. And so that would be something a person would
just attach to on their shirt. So, anybody approaching them can very quickly
identify which side of their vision they’re missing. So, you can imagine if someone is approaching
me from my right-hand side and I couldn’t see them, that would be quite startling. So, this way they know to come towards me
on my left-hand side, okay. So, another invention that Dr. Rummel created
is the side vision awareness glasses. And so, with these glasses you’ll notice
there is this prism cemented on to the lens, and what that does, it functions almost like
a side vision, side mirror in a car where it takes information from that side and shifts
it over from the non-seeing area into the seeing area, okay. So, it would work just like this, I would
wear them – they look like just regular glasses with this little line over here. And then when I wanna identify things that
are on my non-seeing area, I simply shift my eye slightly over and the prism takes the
information from there and shifts it into my seeing area. If you have any questions about this, I’m
Dr. Shaun Golemba Valley Vision Optometry.

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