People are using digital devices and spending more and more time in front of screens every day. Our eyes are feeling the strain – literally. Our eyes are tired, red, dry and sensitive to light, not to mention the accompanying neck pain, headaches, and muscle stiffness that often accompany extended screen time usage.
Mascoutah Eye Care is the first to introduce Neurolens technology to Illinois. This recent development in the management of ocular misalignment (which can lead to headaches, eye fatigue and visual stress) is the culmination of studies on the trigeminal nerve and how your vision plays a part.
Many patients that are unable to find relief of their symptoms may be candidates for this lens technology. If you or someone you know, has headaches, or neck or shoulder pain when spending time near focusing, contact our office and schedule an exam.
Your eyes and brain are in constant communication. When both of your eyes are not in alignment with each other, your brain is forced to constantly work harder to bring them into balance. As a result of this imbalance, some people experience eye strain, pain in or around their eyes, headaches, dizziness, migraines, stiff neck and upper back pain. NeuroLenses are specifically designed to reduce this imbalance to allow for natural and smooth communication.
- NeuroLens therapy helps to correct the misalignment of your eyes with specially designed eyeglass lenses.
- Researchers believe ocular misalignment causes over-stimulation of your trigeminal nerve; which can cause eyestrain, dry eye, headaches, migraines, and in some cases, can mimic a sinus headache.
- If we correct your eye misalignment, we can likely reduce over-stimulation of your trigeminal nerve; which will improve and often drastically reduce your symptoms.
Concussion, head injury, whiplash, traumatic brain injury (TBI) or car accident can cause headaches, dizziness, vertigo, nausea and even panic attacks while driving. If this persists after 4 weeks you may have post-concussion syndrome; in which NeuroLens therapy has the potential to give you substantial relief.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How is my misalignment measured?
A: With a sophisticated instrument, named the SightSync. This instrument will give us details if you’re a suitable candidate for NeuroLens Therapy.
Q: How quickly will my symptoms improve?
A: Most will start to see improvement within a week, although some take two to three weeks before symptoms start to improve.
Q: Any side effects of NeuroLens therapy?
A: Sometimes you may feel mild disorientation when you first try your lenses, this will improve and your brain should adopt within 1-2 weeks.
Q: How long must I wear my NeuroLenses?
If you truly want the full benefit, it’s highly recommended to wear your NeuroLenses all day long. At the very least, while using the computer, handheld devices, and reading.
Q: What if my exam reveals I’m not a suitable candidate for NeuroLenses?
A: Our Doctors will discuss other possible treatments with you.
At Mascoutah Eye Care, the neurolens® measurement test is completed quickly during your regular eye exam by our optometrist. The test measures the degree of your misalignment at near and far and will allow us to determine if you have a misalignment in your vision. We’ll find the contoured prism prescription that is right for you and you’ll quickly “see” how neurolenses® can relieve your symptoms.