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What Are Neurolens Glasses and How Do They Work?

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The world is becoming more and more digital by the day. We’re constantly exposed to screens, and with the rise of remote work, it’s almost impossible to navigate life without constantly using some kind of device. But digital eye strain isn’t the only thing extended screen usage can cause. When you spend too long on a device, you might experience eye misalignment. If this is the case, what do you do?

If you have eye misalignment or digital eye strain, there’s an answer. 

Neurolens glasses are specialty glasses with built-in custom prisms that change how light enters the eye. This makes it easier for your eyes to focus and align together, helping reduce the symptoms of strained and misaligned eyes.

Eye Misalignment: What Is It?

Muscles, nerves, cell tissue—all work together to create your visual system.

A significant part of how this system functions involves the muscles used to direct your eyes. Usually, these muscles work in harmony, allowing both eyes to focus on an object simultaneously to build an image. This lets you determine sizes, shapes, distances, and more.

But what if these muscles aren’t working properly together, and they’re slightly off? Or if they become a little weary from screen use? It could throw off your vision slightly, and you may start to notice abnormalities when trying to focus.

One eye may begin to drift, or they can’t fully focus together. Eye misalignment occurs when the eyes aren’t working together properly, and the brain starts picking up the slack. As the brain works through the day to compensate for an eye misalignment, symptoms like headache, light-sensitivity, motion sickness, dry eyes and difficulty focusing can result.

How to Tell if You Have Eye Misalignment

The question is, how can you tell if your eyes are aligned or not? It’s often difficult to tell on your own; eye misalignment can be tricky.

There are some common signs and symptoms:

  • Sore or burning eyes
  • Double or blurry vision that goes away
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Light sensitivity
  • Watery or dry eyes
  • Difficulty keeping your eyes open

You might often find yourself squinting or constantly adjusting your head, neck, and shoulders to try and find a comfortable position. If any of these symptoms sound familiar, you’ve likely been dealing with eye misalignment. So the real question is, what do you do?

What Are Neurolens Glasses?

Imagine a pair of glasses designed specifically to accommodate eye misalignment and make life more comfortable by altering the way light reaches the eye. 

This exists. Enter: Neurolens glasses.

Neurolens glasses are specialized eyewear designed with customized contoured prisms built into the lenses. Unlike regular glasses, which clarify the world just by focusing light that enters the eye, Neurolens takes it a step further. They’re designed specifically to alleviate any subtle misalignment in your eyes, easing the burden on your eyes and brain.

As you wear them, your eyes become accustomed to working together in unison. With the reduced workload, the brain is capable of processing the images it receives without putting additional strain on the visual system. Many patients find significant reduction in headaches and computer related vision difficulties.

Think of it like a personal trainer for your eye movement. You can use your eyes naturally and seamlessly—without the discomfort caused by strained and misaligned eyes.

Where to Get Neurolenses

So how do you get Neurolenses?

It all starts with a comprehensive eye exam with your optometrist.

Your eyes are unique, and Neurolenses are fully customized. To make sure you’re getting a pair that’s properly crafted to correct your misalignment, your optometrist needs to take a series of measurements. This part only takes a few minutes using the N3 Neurolens measurement device. 

Using this, your optometrist measures your misalignment down to a minuscule number so your future lenses are designed specifically for your needs.

It’s precise, accurate, and efficient. The lenses are created and shipped to either you or your optometrist, and you’ll begin to use your new Neurolenses to find relief.

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Try Neurolens Today

You deserve clear, comfortable vision, so come see our team at Tree City EyeCare. We can perform an eye exam and determine whether Neurolens could be the answer you’re looking for. Book an appointment with our team today, and take the first step towards finding relief.

Written by Dr. Jaimen Dixon O.D.

Dr. Dixon grew up in Boise, Idaho and couldn’t be happier serving the community where he was raised. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Brigham Young University-Idaho, Dr. Dixon received his Doctorate of Optometry from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. He also graduated Magna Cum Laude from SCO and was honored to receive his graduating class’s Outstanding Clinician Award. Dr. Dixon is a member of Idaho Optometric Physicians, the American Optometric Association, the Scleral Lens Society, and the American Academy of Orthokeratology & Myopia Control.

Dr. Dixon enjoys providing full-scope eye care to all ages, from kids to adults to seniors. He has training in managing ocular diseases, including keratoconus, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, dry eye disease, and others. He has a passion for myopia control and difficult-to-fit contact lenses, and he is proud to be an expert in specialty contact lens fitting, including scleral contact lenses, orthokeratology, rigid gas permeable, and more. Dr. Dixon especially loves helping those who previously thought they were “not a candidate for contact lenses” discover that with the right contact lens design, just about anyone can gain freedom from glasses. Few things bring him as much satisfaction as seeing a custom-designed lens change a patient’s life.

When not bringing new clarity to his patients, Dr. Dixon loves enjoying the outdoors with his beautiful wife, 3 crazy kids, and naughty golden retriever. He especially enjoys building and using bikes to explore Idaho’s thousands of miles of trails and dirt roads. He and his family also love camping, backpacking, climbing, skiing, and exploring Idaho’s many hidden corners.

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