The brain coordinates with the eyes to keep them in sync and aligned. This enables people to see the world around them clearly without having double vision. People with misaligned eyes often struggle to maintain balance. This leads to dizziness, headaches, migraines, tension in and around the eyes, and neck stiffness. Exposure to digital screens compounds these symptoms, making everyday life very difficult.
Fortunately, new technology is improving precision in diagnosing and correcting binocular vision disorders. The primary goal of optometry is to diagnose vision disorders and refractive errors to provide patients with optical lenses that compensate for those visual deficiencies.
Conventional teaching recommends prism lenses and perhaps vision therapy to fix binocular vision disorders. For eye misalignment, neurolens prism glasses can help correct the condition to provide the most comfortable vision possible.
Your eyes constantly send independent images from each eye to your brain, which overlaps them instantaneously to create a single image. Eye misalignment occurs when your eyes are not collaborating correctly.
It is not always easy to immediately identify the symptoms of eye misalignment, also known as strabismus. They may be constant or intermittent. If you experience any of the following symptoms, schedule an appointment with an eye doctor as soon as possible.
Eyes that do not move together
Frequent squinting or blinking
Tilting the head to focus
Neurolens prism glasses are a noninvasive solution for individuals with eye misalignment. They use a contoured prism to realign the eyes, relieving pressure on the trigeminal nerve. They are different from regular glasses in that they use clinically tested and patented prism technology to correct eye misalignment.
These lenses bend the light to compensate for weak eye muscles. There are six muscles around each eye. Weakness in one of these muscles can cause you to experience various symptoms, such as double vision, headaches, or eyestrain.
People with double vision see two images of the same object simultaneously. They see them either side by side, below or above, or overlapping. Double vision can have a significant impact on your quality of life.
When incorporated into the lens, the prism bends the light so that you see images aligned in the same plane. Essentially, prism lenses bring images together into one clear picture. That reduces the strain placed on the eye muscles and helps ease the symptoms of eye misalignment.
Nowadays, most people in the U.S. spend hours every day staring at digital screens. Others spend a lot of time reading or doing detailed work. These activities can cause eyestrain, neck and shoulder pain, chronic headaches, and more. If this sounds familiar, you may benefit from prism lenses. Eye doctors can add this breakthrough technology to any prescription or into nonprescription frames for those without refractive errors.
Neurolens glasses are highly effective and successful. Most patients enjoy as much as an 80 percent reduction in eyestrain and other symptoms they were previously experiencing.
For more information on neurolens glasses or to see if you’re a candidate for them, schedule an appointment at Chroma Optics in Burlington, Vermont. Call us at (802) 497-1676 today!