What are neurolenses®?
- neurolenses are the first and only prescription lenses that add a contoured prism to bring the eyes into alignment. Contoured prism has been shown in studies to relieve the headaches, neck/shoulder pain and eyestrain that many people experience when using digital devices, reading or doing detail work.
- More than just lenses designed for computer use (which don’t account for eye alignment), neurolenses add a contoured prism to bring the eyes into alignment at all distances.
- The neurolens measurement device is a new addition to the optometric practice that can objectively and accurately detect and measure eye alignment in less than three minutes. The device uses breakthrough eye-tracking technology to measure the degree of eye misalignment at distance and near, taking into account heterophoria, vergence conditioning, fixation disparity, binocular peripheral fusion, accommodative convergence response, and alternating monocular central fixation.
- American adults now spend more than 9 hours a day on digital devices.
- Nearly 65% of US adults complain of headaches, neck/shoulder pain and eyestrain when using digital devices, reading or doing detail work.
- 70% of Americans use 2 or more devices at the same time.
- While everyone has some degree of eye misalignment, more than 90% of the population experience a larger misalignment at near than distance. What is eye misalignment: Eye alignment at all distances is essential for comfortable vision. When the eyes are out of sync, or misaligned, it puts higher demand on the visual system. This additional demand can put stress on the trigeminal nerve – the largest and most complex nerve connected to the brain. It is this nerve that sends sensation to the head, eyes, neck, and shoulders.
The Eye-Brain Discovery:
- Results from a series of clinical studies on headache patients revealed that symptomatic patients shared a common trait: a misalignment in their vision that caused specific symptoms when using digital devices, reading or doing near work. Symptomatic patients studied were found to share a common trait: a misalignment in their vision that was believed to put continual stress on the trigeminal nerve – the largest and most complex nerve connected to the brain, and the one responsible for head, eye and neck sensations.
- A further review of optometric literature revealed complaints of similar symptoms had been documented throughout history, predating the use of digital devices. The degree of eye misalignment does not always correlate to symptoms.
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