About Notal Vision
Notal Vision™, Ltd. was founded in 2000 by Barak Azmon, M.D. and Yair Alster, M.D. Drs. Azmon and Alster, clinically trained ophthalmologists, observed how devastating vision loss can be on a patient's quality of life. Their vision was to develop better methods of detecting age-related macular degeneration (AMD) that could allow doctors to treat patients at an earlier stage and possibly prevent any loss of sight.
Drs. Azmon and Alster formed a strong team of medical and scientific professionals who developed a technology called Preferential Hyperacuity Perimetry (PHP). This technology became the foundation for Notal Vision, Ltd. products.
A true pioneer in the eye care industry, Notal Vision, Ltd. has developed and introduced the first home-based monitoring system for AMD patients, the ForeseeHome™ AMD Monitoring Program.
The first generation of the PHP technology was introduced in 2004 with the launch of the Preview PHP, a device used by patients in the eye doctor’s office. In 2006, launched an updated version of this office based device and in 2009, sold this product line to Reichert Ophthalmic Instruments in order to focus on a home-based telemonitoring solution. Notal Vision, Ltd. is no longer affiliated with the office based version of the PHP technology.
Notal Vision, Ltd. received FDA clearance for the ForeseeHome AMD Monitor in December 2009. In July 2010, the National Eye Institute (NEI), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) began conducting a secondary study to AREDS2 with the ForeseeHome. Enrollment ended in November 2012, with over 1500 patients at risk of progression to wet AMD, an unprecedented number for a medical device study. In April 2013, the Data and Safety Monitoring Committee (DSMC) ended the study early due to positive results.
In October 2013, Notal Vision, Inc. began the official launch of the ForeseeHome AMD Monitoring Program. This revolutionary program is available to patients at risk of vision loss from wet AMD through Retina Specialists across the U.S.
Notal Vision, Inc.'s U.S. office and distribution center is located in St. Louis, MO, with corporate headquarters in Tel Aviv, Israel.