Expert Opinion

"At the moment, those undergoing the treatment are between 16 and 53. On average, after only 10 sessions, not only is there great improvement in vision but it is also maintained for at least two years."
Prof Donald Tan, Director Singapore Eye Research Institute and Deputy Director, Singapore National Eye Centre
"This treatment helps the brain to better understand the images the eyes are sending it, rather than altering the images the eyes receive by using corrective lenses or surgically altering the eye itself."
Dr Chan Wing Kwong, Senior Consultant and Head of Refractive Surgery Centre, Singapore National Eye Centre
"For example, select an item in your house that you cannot see clearly. After that, every five sessions, take a look at the object again and you will notice that your vision has become sharper. These are testimonials from patients who have experienced this."
Prof Donald Tan, Director Singapore Eye Research Institute and Deputy Director, Singapore National Eye Centre
"Vision is dependent on two things, how your eye receives the image and how your brain interprets the image. NeuroVision helps the brain to interpret sharper images."
Dr Chan Wing Kwong, Senior Consultant and Head of Refractive Surgery Centre, Singapore National Eye Centre
"Naturally we were quite skeptical about the whole thing, because traditionally, ophthalmologists thought that apart from glasses and surgery, other methods wouldn't work for myopia. But we tried it out, and it did work."
Dr Chan Wing Kwong, Senior Consultant and Head of Refractive Surgery Centre, Singapore National Eye Centre
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  26. NeuroVision Treatment for Low Myopia Following LASIK Regression
    Journal of Refractive Surgery 2006
  27. Donald Tan, MD, on NeuroVision™, a Non-optical Approach to Correcting the Effects of Refractive Error
    Refractive Eyecare 2006
  28. Efficacy of neural vision therapy to enhance contrast sensitivity function and visual acuity in low myopia
    J Cataract Refract Surg 2008
  29. Improving CSF in Subjects with Low Degrees of Myopia using Neural Vision Correction‘ (NVC‘) Technology
    Donald Tan poster presented in 2005 ARVO
  30. The Alternative Approach to Visual Blur: NeuroVision Treatment (NVC‘) for Myopia, Post-Refractive Surgery and Presbyopia
    Donald Tan, Chua Wei Han, Allan Fong poster presented in 2007 Asia AVRO
  31. Cortical enhancement of Habitual VA of subjects using Neural Vision Correction Technology
    Chris NG, Wilfred TANG, Donald TAN, Nir ELLENBOGAN poster presented in 2007 Asia AVRO
  32. Efficacy of NeuroVision Technology (NVC) in Enhancing Unaided Vision in Early Presbyopes and Low Myopes
    Erin D. Stahl, MD, Daniel S. Durrie, MD poster presented in 2007 AAO
  33. 2 Years Follow-Up Results of Visual Acuity and Contrast Sensitivity Enhancement in Patients with Low Myopia using NeuroVision's Neural Vision Correction (NVC) Technology
    Ka-Lin Siow, Donald T.H. Tan poster presented in IMC 2008
  34. A Randomised Controlled Trial Evaluating the Efficacy of Neurovision's Neural Vision Correction Technology in Enhancing Unaided Visual Acuity in Adults with Low Myopia
    Muhammad Nazarul, Allan Fong, Donald Tan presented in 2008 ARVO
  35. Computer-Based Primary Visual Cortex Training Combined with LASIK for Treatment of Low Myopia
    Erin D. Stahl, MD, Daniel S. Durrie, MD presented in 2009 ASCRS