Technology continues to invent new ways of improving vision and dealing with increasing eye problems. One of those eye problems is digital eyestrain. It has become a growing issue as life continues to shift to remote working and learning.
One of the causes of digital eye strain is eye misalignment. Two-thirds of people experience eye misalignment. Thankfully, there is a new technology, Neurolens®, that alleviates and corrects eye misalignment.
What Is Eye Misalignment?
Although you have two eyes, they may not always work in perfect synchrony. Synchrony will allow your brain to turn two separate images into one. There are two forms of the eye misalignment., strabismus and binocular vision dysfunction (BVD).
Strabismus is the most obvious form of eye misalignment. It is where the eyes point in different directions. In children, the brain can ignore one of the images to make vision clearer. But in adults, it results in double vision. This is due to the brain receiving images from both eyes and not being able to align them into one image. This results in symptoms that are the same as those of binocular vision dysfunction.
Binocular Vision Dysfunction
This form of eye misalignment is not as obvious as strabismus and does not usually result in double vision. It is usually too subtle to tell by looking at someone. The eyes and the brain work hard to create a single image, leading to strain and other symptoms.
There is a broad range of symptoms of eye misalignment. Some of them are quite surprising to patients. This is because patients do not associate them with their eyes. If you have these symptoms, you may be a good candidate for Neurolens®:
Eyestrain or pain
Blurred or double vision
Shoulder or neck pain
Dizziness, motion sickness, or vertigo
Losing your place or skipping lines when reading
How Does Neurolens® Work?
Neurolens® is a revolutionary invention that provides natural relief from the above symptoms. The symptoms result from chronic stress on the trigeminal nerve, which consists of three major branches. They are the ophthalmic, maxillary, and mandibular branches.
The ophthalmic branch detects sensation and reports eye alignment to the brain. When you have eye misalignment, it cannot send the correct information to the brain. Incorrect information results in issues with things such as depth perception. It also results in headaches, dizziness, eyestrain, and fatigue, among others. This happens as the eyes and brain try to correct the misalignment and create one image.
This is where Neurolens® comes in. It uses a special instrument to measure the synchrony and alignment of your eyes. Your eye doctor at Clarke EyeCare then does a specific fitting for versatile, contoured prisms. These prisms gradually vary strength from distant to nearby objects. This effortlessly accounts for misalignment, providing natural eye relief.
Benefits of Neurolens®
As people spend more time working on computers, digital eyestrain becomes inevitable in some cases. Neurolenses® can help alleviate the symptoms of this strain and its effects on the trigeminal nerve. The contoured prisms work effectively to align your eyes and allow you to work without stress. They can also be an add-on to regular prescriptions.
For more information on Neurolens® or to schedule an appointment, call Clarke EyeCare Center at our office in Wichita Falls, Texas at (940) 905-0700 today.