What is Neurolens?
Do you get headaches? Eyes that feel tired or dry? Pain in your neck and shoulders? Bouts of dizziness? Do these symptoms tend to get worse towards the end of the day? Do they tend to correspond with long periods of using a computer, tablet, smartphone or even reading? If this describes you, you aren’t alone; and like many others, you’re probably wondering why. Your eyes could be the problem, and Neurolenses could be the solution.
What is eye misalignment?
You may recall that our eyes gather visual information individually, which the brain then combines into one image. This continuous process happens when both eyes are open. While some people have perfectly aligned eyes, allowing seamless merging of visual data, many others have eye misalignment. This forces the brain to manually combine each pair of images, which can overstimulate the trigeminal nerve, leading to the mentioned symptoms.
For most with eye misalignment, it's more noticeable when focusing on close-range objects. With the increasing use of digital devices, these symptoms, sometimes called Digital Vision Syndrome or Computer Vision Syndrome, have become more common. The events of 2020, which led to remote work and learning for many, exacerbated this issue. In fact, over two-thirds of people experience these symptoms, with more than 55% encountering them daily.
What are Neurolenses and do they work?
Inspired by a breakthrough discovery linking optometry and neurology, Neurolenses are designed to bring the eyes back into comfortable alignment. To do this, Neurolenses incorporate a technology called “contoured prism,” which intelligently places the correction in the lenses where it’s needed most. These lenses can be customized for every patient and are available in any prescription. They’re even a great solution for contact lens wearers or patients who don’t have a prescription at all. They are premium lenses, and as such come standard in high-quality materials and with high-quality Anti-Reflective coatings.
Most importantly, Neurolenses lead to dramatic symptom relief for the majority of wearers. 93% of patients have experienced symptom relief from wearing Neurolenses. In fact, 81.6% of patients suffering from chronic daily headaches reported their symptoms were substantially reduced or “basically gone” after wearing Neurolenses for 90 days. In a study concerning Computer Vision Syndrome, 100% of patients suffering from symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome had a positive response to treatment with Neurolenses. Many Neurolens wearers have been able to greatly reduce or even eliminate the need for pain-relieving medications.
How do I find out if I'm a candidate for Neurolenses?
Our doctors at Texas Eye Center can help you determine whether Neurolenses are the right solution for you. We will use a two-step process to make this determination:
- Evaluate the frequency and severity of your symptoms.
Clinically measure the amount of eye misalignment using a diagnostic device called the Neurolens Measurement Device, or NMD. This diagnostic test takes only minutes, and the information gathered will help us create a complete visual solution to comprehensively address your unique needs.