Do you experience tired eyes, sore neck, or headaches after using the computer or reading? If so, you may be suffering from digital eye strain. However, in some cases, your symptoms may be due to an eye misalignment, such as convergence insufficiency.
In such cases, Neurolens may be an effective treatment option. It would help to explore what Neurolens is, how it works, and how to know if it is appropriate for you.
Neurolens is a specialized eyewear that features prescription lenses with a contoured prism design. These specialized lenses can help relieve eye fatigue, neck and shoulder pain, and headaches. According to recent statistics, more than 65% of Americans experience these symptoms when completing close-up work, such as reading.
Digital eye strain, also known as computer vision syndrome, is common. It causes your eyes to feel uncomfortable, strained, and dry after using digital devices for extended periods. This overuse can lead to several irritating symptoms. These include eye fatigue, headaches, blurred vision, dry eyes, and neck and shoulder pain.
These symptoms can develop for many reasons. However, they typically occur due to how you use your devices, such as poor posture, ineffective viewing distances, and not blinking enough.
Treatment for digital eye strain involves changing your habits. That may include adjusting your computer screen, taking frequent breaks, and optimizing your work environment. Yet, you may have misaligned eyes if you continue to experience headaches and soreness even after implementing these changes.
Eye misalignment is where your eyes do not effectively work in sync. Common symptoms include the following:
Uncomfortable, sore, or tired eyes
Needing to rub or close one eye
When your eyes are not working together, your visual system experiences increased strain, leading to these symptoms.
There is no definitive cause for convergence insufficiency. That said, it involves an eye misalignment when looking at nearby things. This problem stems from the muscles that move your eyes. They cause one eye to drift to a different direction when looking at a nearby object. Trigeminal dysphoria, a trigeminal nerve overstimulation, can cause strained eyes, headaches, and neck stiffness.
For approximately 90% of people with eye misalignment, their condition worsens when doing near work. These lenses reduce the uncomfortable eye misalignment symptoms. They feature contoured prism lenses.
These lenses help align your eyes. That reduces the stress on your trigeminal nerve. If you do not require a vision correction prescription, these specialty lenses can help alleviate your symptoms.
It may be challenging to distinguish between misaligned eyes and digital eye strain as they have pretty similar symptoms. It is best to visit your eye doctor for a comprehensive eye examination to determine your specific eye problem.
Are you experiencing discomfort after reading or prolonged use of digital devices? If so, there may be underlying issues, such as eye misalignment, causing your discomfort. Neurolens is a specialized type of eyewear that helps reduce symptoms caused by eye misalignment. Schedule an appointment with your optometrist for a comprehensive eye exam.
For more on Neurolens, call Grove Eye Care at (804) 353-3937 or (804) 888-8998 for our Richmond or Midlothian, Virginia, offices.