Eyestrain is a common complaint among those whose use of digital devices continues to increase. Digital eyestrain or computer vision syndrome can affect an individual’s quality of life and overall well-being. Contact headaches and other uncomfortable symptoms can make it difficult to perform simple daily tasks. Fortunately, there is a relief for eyestrain, thanks to cutting-edge technology.
Understanding Eye Misalignment
Each eye collects information independently before the brain consolidates the slightly different images to form one image. This eye-brain process continues seamlessly as the eyes collect information. When the eyes are properly aligned, the consolidation is seamless, clear, and free of distortions.
Eye misalignment causes double vision, where the eyes see two images instead of one. The brain is forced to work harder to try and create a single image from different images, stressing the trigeminal nerve. Misalignment is more pronounced when looking at near objects.
What Are Neurolens?
Neurolens® are corrective lenses that help reduce visual misalignment that causes eyestrain. A special measurement device helps diagnose misalignment and determine whether specialized prism optic lenses can help.
The eyes and brain usually work together to correct double vision, but this causes eye fatigue. This, in turn, leads to muscle tension and headaches. Neurolens corrects the misalignment by moving the object and allowing the eye muscles and brain to see a single image more easily.
Benefits Of Neurolens
The nerves in the body are linked together, and sometimes, an issue in one part of the body can originate from another. The nerves that work with the eye muscles are connected to the jaw, sinuses, cranial muscles, and shoulders. It’s why eye misalignment can lead to discomfort in other parts of the body. The benefits of using Neurolens include:
- Reducing symptoms of eyestrain such as headaches, neck and shoulder pain, and increased light sensitivity.
- Realigning the eyes.
- Relieving pressure on the trigeminal nerve.
- Reduces eye irritation and dry eye.
- The lenses are ideal for nearsighted, farsighted, and even those who do not require corrective lenses.
Diagnosing Eye Misalignment
A Neurolens measurement device helps detect misalignment, which helps prescribe the specialized lens. The device helps measure the degree of misalignment and determine the double vision at near and far distances.
Most people experience double vision when looking at near objects, so using digital devices, reading, and performing close tasks worsen symptoms. The Neurolens device simplifies the process of diagnosing misalignment.
Candidates For Neurolens
Neurolens is ideal for those who work long hours with computers. Those in fields that require detailed work or reading can benefit from the lenses. If you spend hours staring at digital screens for work, the lenses can help prevent eyestrain. Many who require Neurolens have not worn eyeglasses before. To find out if you are a candidate for the lenses, schedule an appointment for an eye exam.
There are no known complications from using Neurolens. You can relieve eyestrain without suffering side effects. On the downside, the lenses are not usually covered by insurance and can be costly upfront.
For more about Neurolenses, visit Weiss Eyecare Clinic at our office in Watertown, South Dakota. Call (605) 882-0808 to book an appointment today.