Understanding Neurolens for Binocular Vision Disorder

May 3, 2023 | Eye Health Info

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Binocular vision, which is the ability to use both eyes together as a team, is essential to seeing the world clearly. When our eyes work together properly, we can see things in three dimensions, judge distances accurately, and have a wider field of view. However, sometimes our eyes can have trouble working together, and this is known as binocular vision disorder (BVD).

What is BVD?

When someone has BVD, their eyes can become misaligned, causing double vision, eye strain, headaches, and other symptoms. Additionally, BVD can sometimes lead to trigeminal dysphoria, a condition that causes discomfort and pain because of stress on the trigeminal nerve in your brain. This nerve is responsible for sensory information in your face, including pain, touch, and temperature. When it becomes over-stimulated, it can lead to a range of unpleasant symptoms.

Most individuals are unaware they have binocular vision disorder until their symptoms become noticeable. The good news is that Neurolens is designed to correct eye misalignment that can cause headaches, neck pain, and other uncomfortable symptoms.

What is Neurolens?

Neurolens is the first and only eyeglass lens technology that adds a prism to bring the eyes into alignment. These lenses use a customized contoured prism that’s incorporated into your glasses, which gently aligns your eyes and reduces the strain on the muscles that control eye movement. The lens designs vary depending on the severity of the misalignment, but the goal is always to provide the most comfortable viewing experience.

By reducing the stress and strain placed on the eyes, Neurolens can help to improve overall vision, reduce symptoms, and improve productivity. Neurolens can be beneficial even if you don’t typically wear prescription eyeglasses. By reducing pressure on the trigeminal nerve and addressing eye misalignment, Neurolens can help alleviate painful symptoms.

How are Neurolenses prescribed?

The first step to determining if you’re a good candidate for Neurolens is to take the quick Neurolens test. You can then schedule a comprehensive eye exam with one of our doctors at Corinth Eye Clinic or Weeden Eye Clinic.

During the exam, our eye doctor will use the Neurolens eye tracking device to identify and measure the degree of your eye misalignment at all distances. The testing is non-invasive and painless. If we determine that Neurolenses could be helpful for you, we’ll take some additional measurements to customize the prism that will be incorporated into your lenses. Once your Neurolenses are created, they will be fitted to your glasses just like any other prescription lens.

Why use Neurolens for binocular vision disorder?

Wearing Neurolenses can make a big difference for those who experience discomfort or symptoms related to eye misalignment, especially after prolonged computer use or other digital device usage. By gently correcting the alignment of your eyes, Neurolenses can help reduce the strain on your muscles and alleviate headaches, neck pain, and other symptoms.

Benefits of Neurolens:

  • Minimizes eye strain and fatigue
  • Provides more natural and clear vision
  • Reduces headaches and neck pain
  • Improves depth perception
  • Enhances visual acuity
  • Reduces symptoms in just a few days
  • May reduce the need for stronger prescriptions

Who can use Neurolens?

Anyone who suffers from binocular vision disorder can benefit from Neurolens. If you’re experiencing symptoms like eye strain, headaches, neck pain, blurred vision, and dry eyes while using a computer or doing other close work, Neurolens can help. Neurolens can also help those who experience symptoms while driving, reading, or doing any other activity that requires depth perception.

Neurolenses are not just for adults. Children who have binocular vision disorder may experience a range of symptoms that affect their academic performance and overall well-being. Neurolens technology is especially useful for these young patients, as it can treat their symptoms in a low-maintenance and easy-to-manage way. Plus, the lenses are durable and can withstand the wear and tear of an active child’s lifestyle. If you or someone you know suffers from binocular vision disorder, Neurolens may be a solution. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment and find out if Neurolens is right for you.