Do you experience frequent eye strain, headaches, or neck pain? You may be surprised to learn that these could be symptoms of eye misalignment. Although most people are unaware of this condition, the uncomfortable and often painful symptoms are hard to ignore. At Casey Optical Co. in Albuquerque, New Mexico, our team of experts can evaluate your vision and eye alignment to determine if you are experiencing eye misalignment or another vision-related issue.
What is eye misalignment?
You have two eyes that send signals to your brain, and this renders what you see. Despite having two eyes, your brain renders a single visual image when you look at something, and this ability to maintain focus is the result of binocular vision. When your binocular vision is healthy, you have perfectly aligned eyes and can see one clear image.
Eye misalignment, also known as binocular vision disorder (BVD), is a condition where the eyes are not properly aligned, which can cause discomfort and visual disturbances. When the eyes are not aligned, they send different images to the brain. This misalignment can put significant stress on the trigeminal nerve, which is the largest and most complex nerve in your brain, leading to a condition called trigeminal dysphoria. Additionally, regular use of digital devices can worsen the symptoms of binocular vision disorder and place more strain on the trigeminal nerve.
What are the symptoms of eye misalignment?
If your eyes are misaligned, you may experience a range of symptoms, including:
- Eye strain and fatigue
- Dry eye sensation
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Motion sickness/feeling off-balance
- Poor depth perception
- Blurred or double vision
- Difficulty reading
- Sensitivity to light
- Restless sleep
These symptoms can be uncomfortable and interfere with your daily life. Fortunately, various treatment options are available to improve eye alignment and alleviate these symptoms.
At Casey Optical Co., we offer a breakthrough solution known as Neurolens, the first and only prescription lens that contains a contoured prism to bring the eyes into perfect alignment. Contoured prisms can relieve eyestrain, headaches, and neck and shoulder pain experienced by many while reading and using digital devices.
How are Neurolenses prescribed?
The first step is taking the short, simple Neurolens test to determine your candidacy. If you’re a suitable candidate, the next step is to schedule an eye exam with Dr. Christine Kniffen at Casey Optical Co. She will conduct an eye exam using the Neurolens eye-tracking device to detect and measure eye misalignment. The testing is quick and painless, and nothing will touch your eye during the process.
After reviewing your test results, Dr. Kniffen will prescribe a pair of customized Neurolenses that are tailored to your specific eyeglass prescription. These premium lenses come standard with an anti-reflective coating and are made of high-quality, durable materials. Even if you don’t normally wear prescription eyeglasses, Neurolenses can still alleviate pressure on your trigeminal nerve and provide relief from the painful symptoms of eye misalignment. Many patients who have tried Neurolenses report life-changing results!
Get started with Neurolens
If you are experiencing symptoms such as headaches, eye strain, or discomfort during visual tasks, it may be time to consider a Neurolens exam. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and discover how Neurolenses can make a difference in your visual well-being.