November 20, 2022
Doing your usual activities can turn into monumental tasks if you suffer from vision problems. Your quality of life and overall well-being gets distorted. Most of the time, the discomfort results from eye misalignment. Fortunately, Neurolens can correct misalignments.
Neurolens is a prescription lens that helps realign the eyes using a contoured prism. They alter how light refracts while entering your eye. They align each eye’s image in one lane for your brain to turn them into a single clear one. As a result, this reduces the pressure on the muscles that surround your eyes. It also eliminates binocular vision dysfunction and eye misalignment symptoms.
Let’s review a few different diagnoses and the symptoms that may arise.
Strabismus is a disorder where the eyes look in different directions. They appear misaligned. Children with this disorder get clearer vision when their brain ignores one image from one eye. But for adults, the misalignment causes double vision. The images from the two misaligned eyes reach the brain, but it fails to line them up into one.
Long hours of using your eyes intensely can make them tired. Ask your eye doctor for more information if you experience this. You may have digital eye strain, or it may be a sign you have binocular vision dysfunction.
Binocular Vision Dysfunction
BVD is not as obvious as the eye misalignment strabismus causes. An individual may not realize you have it by simply looking at you. Even though the misalignment can be ever so slight, the brain and eye struggle to form a single image.
The following spinal misalignments can cause binocular vision dysfunction (BVD):
Torticollis - Postural changes of your head and neck in rotation, tilt, and flexion. Neck muscle spasms often cause these problems. You cannot have a steady vision if your head changes its position constantly.
Scoliosis - The eyes see a tilted way due to this spinal misalignment.
Asthenopia or ocular fatigue occurs due to excessive eye use that exhausts them—for example, spending long hours working on a computer or struggling to see in a poorly lit place.
Asthenopia symptoms can vary from one patient to the other. You may experience light sensitivity, migraines, nausea, pain around the eyes, and watery eyes.
Direction changes can strain your eye muscles when trying to align. As a result, you may experience light-headedness, migraines, dizziness, and disorientation. Boat rides, standing up fast, or driving on busy highways often trigger the frequency and intensity.
Your eye doctor can recommend a Neurolens test if you contact them because you often feel like you are drifting whenever walking. Your depth perception gets distorted due to eyesight distortion. As a result, you may also experience disorientation and anxiety.
The eye muscles can experience heavy strain with the slightest eye misalignment. As a result, the pressure leads to various kinds of headaches. Doctors often misdiagnose individuals with tension headaches, regular migraines, and sinus headaches. The problem can be due to binocular vision dysfunction.
The eyes need to operate in sync for proper functioning. Thus, they need to be level. You will often tilt your head to correct your vision if you cannot see clearly. Doing it often leads to neck strain and muscle spasms.
Whether you have been diagnosed with a specific condition or you are experiencing regular symptoms and feel you may be a candidate for Neurolens, call East Main Vision Clinic in Puyallup, Washington at (253) 780-0700 to discuss any questions, take our free 5 minute self-test, or schedule an appointment today.