Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any age restrictions for the saccadic training?

No, from young to old everyone can make progress as long as you train regularly.

Are there exclusion criteria for certain people?

People with an acute eye disease (e.g. inflammation) should not start training until the symptoms have subsided, and people with photosensitive epilepsy cannot train.

What do I need to keep in mind when training at home?

Take care of an ergonomic sitting posture and good lighting conditions when exercising. You should also use a large screen (at least 15 inches, better 17 or 22 inches), a correct distance (30-60cm) to the screen and that the head does not move during practice (special head stands are also available). The use of magnification software (such as ZoomText) is not recommended.

How does the saccadic training work best?

The saccadic trianing has been thoroughly tested on various newer and older browsers. We recommend Chrome or Firefox. Problems or minor functional limitations may occur with Internet Explorer, especially with older versions.

How often should I train?

You can practice as often as you like every day, but you should train for about one hour a day, five days a week for about six weeks (depending on your progress). During the exercises you should take a break from time to time and relax your eyes. Eye exercises (eye yoga) can also be helpful.

Can I still achieve success after 1, 2 or x years after the event?

Yes, even after many years after an event, success can still be achieved.

I have forgotten my password. What now?

On the login page there is a link ‘Forgot password’. Here you can reset the password. For detailed instructions

How can I change settings such as sound or contrast?

On the Settings page you can adjust many different parameters, e.g. an individual mouse cursor, in case of a severe visual impairment. For detailed instructions

How can I track my progress?

On the Statistics page you will find detailed statistics about your response time. Consult a specialist if you have questions about the interpretation of statistics. For detailed instructions

What is the 'Easy Mode'?

In Easy mode, objects do not need to be searched for, they appear more clearly on the screen, making the task easier.