Even though you have two eyes, your brain produces a single visual image when you look at something. The ability to maintain this focus is the result of binocular vision. When your binocular vision is healthy, your eyes are perfectly aligned and working together as a team.
Sometimes, though, the eyes can be misaligned. When this happens, this can cause stress on your visual system, and you’ll experience uncomfortable or even painful symptoms as a result. Even small misalignments can lead to painful symptoms.
When the eyes are misaligned, the condition is known as binocular vision disorder or BVD. BVD can stress the trigeminal nerve, which is the most complex and largest nerve in the brain, leading to a condition known as trigeminal dysphoria.
What are the Symptoms of Eye Misalignment?
People who are suffering from eye misalignment can experience one or more of the following symptoms. For some, these symptoms can seriously impact their ability to focus while at work and their quality of life.
- Eye strain
- Neck and shoulder pain
- A sense of motion sickness or feeling off-balance
- Poor depth perception
- Blurred or double vision
- Difficulty reading
- Sensitivity to light
- Restless sleep
What is Neurolens?
Coral Gables Eye Care and Clarin Eye Care in Palmetto Bay, FL offer a breakthrough new solution called Neurolens, which are the first and only prescription lenses that contain a contoured prism designed to bring the eyes into perfect alignment. These lenses can relieve headaches, eye strain, neck and shoulder pain, and other painful symptoms caused by eye misalignment.
How are Neurolenses Prescribed?
The first step is to book an appointment for a comprehensive eye exam with one of our doctors in our Coral Gables or Palmetto Bay location and let us know about your interest in Neurolens.
We will first administer a lifestyle index test to determine if you are a viable candidate for Neurolenses.
If the results of your lifestyle index test reveal you are a viable candidate, we will then use the Neurolens measurement device to measure the degree of eye misalignment. This test only takes a few minutes and is completely painless. It will provide your eye doctor with specific information about your eye misalignment and any problems you have seeing up close and at far distances.
Your eye doctor will then review the results of the test with you and will write a prescription for your customized Neurolenses. Neurolenses contain a contoured prism designed to bring your eyes into perfect alignment and are premium lenses, which means they are constructed using high-quality materials and are treated with an anti-reflective coating. Your doctor may also recommend you come back for a follow-up visit to ensure you are experiencing relief from the painful symptoms of eye misalignment.
If you’ve been experiencing headaches, eye strain, neck and shoulder pain, difficulty reading, and other painful symptoms, please contact us today to schedule your comprehensive eye exam and mention your interest in Neurolens. We can help you find relief!