DISEASE

Message of common value




METAMORPHOSIS
(=curved lines)




THIS MAY INDICATE AGE
RELATED MACULA
DEGENERATION



YOU ONLY HAVE  2 EYES:

CHECK YEARLY !

SEE CLEARLY  !



LENSES....
SO EASY !





SHOW YOUR EYES ...
WITH LENSES !!!
WHAT IS CATARACT?



CLOUDING OF THE LENS
ARE THERE...
DISCREET MAGNIFIERS?



YES,  SUCH AS EASYPOCKET
WHY DO YOU REGULAR NEED
EYE EXAMINATION WHEN YOU
HAVE GLAUCOMA? 



YOU DON'T FEEL ANYTHING
BUT YOUR EYE CAN GET BLIND
SLOWLY
WHEN THE EYE PRESSURE
IS TO HIGH!







DAILIES: SAY IT WITH
YOUR EYES!


HOLIDAYS = LENSES

"the half of the visual field of each eye is lost"
Hemianopsia (= loss of half of visual field)

By a stroke it is known that you can be half paralyzed.
Less well known is that each eye can lose half of their vision.
We call this "hemianopsia". Oddly enough: An infarct in the right hemisphere shows a left paralysis and possibly also a left hemianopsia!
If it happens, the chances of recovery is very small. You must learn to live with the problem. This differs depending on whether you have a right or a left hemianopsia. A right hemianopsia is assessed as worse and therefore gets more disability allocated!
 
- Right hemianopsia:  you do not see the right side. This is dangerous in traffic, due to give way at the right side and because cyclists usually rides on the right side of the lane / you don't see the end of the reading text : 45% disability

- Left hemianopsia: you do not see the left side. So you don't see the beginning of a text! In traffic you see the left side is less: 40% disability

 
Solutions

- Look left and right constantly, so you can compensate for lack of vision: "Scan".
- Reading texts: mark beginning and end of text before you start reading!
- For the family: if you speak with patients with hemianopsia, place you best in their vision field! Also, food is best visual when showing them in their vision field!
- Fight your first 6 months without a car! Furthermore, you have to apply through the CARA to be allowed to drive again. This is easily attributed to relatively young patients, even if they formally do not meet the vision standards (120 °)
 
Central Office (and Brabant):
CARA
 
Haachtsesteenweg 1405
 
130 BRUSSELS
 
TEL: 02/2441552 / Fax: 02/2164342 / e-mail: cara@bivv.be / Internet: www.bivv.be
 
* BIVV stands for: Belgian Institute for Road Safety!
 
Local event sites
 
 
West Flanders
 
INSPECTION AGENCY FOR MOTOR VEHICLES
 
Blue Tower Industrial Park
Blankenbergsesteenweg 370
8000 BRUGGE
 
 
East Flanders
OFFICE OF AUTOMOTIVE TRANSPORTATION STUDY
Outer ring-Zwijnaarde 1
9052 GENT - ZWIJNAARDE

 
BETTER VISION - BETTER LOOKS
YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHING YET
SHOW YOUR EYES, WITH LENSES!
WE ARE HERE, TO HELP YOU
PRIORITY TO QUALITY
GOOD LOOKING - GOOD SEEING
WE LIKE TO "WOW" YOU
IF YOU WANT MORE
MORE INSIGHT IN YOUR SIGHT
PRIORITY TO QUALITY
IF YOU WANT A NEW LOOK