Published on October 4, 2021
Eye misalignment, or strabismus, is a disorder where the eyes appear to be facing in different directions. The misalignment may either be intermittent or constant. Usually, when the eyes misalign, one eye will fixate on an object while the other either turns upwards, downwards, inwards, or outwards. Thanks to the rise in technology and research, doctors can now correct misaligned eyes using neurolens.
Neurolens are the first prescription lenses that use a contoured prism to realign misaligned eyes. By correcting the misalignment of eyes, neurolens help to relieve eye strain, headaches, shoulder pain, and neck tension.
Prescription lenses have prisms, but the neurolens technology is unique because it is the first of its kind to use a contoured prism. This kind of prism can account for misalignment at different distances, both far and near.
The contoured prism is a medical technological breakthrough that doctors can add to any prescription glasses. They can also add it to nonprescription frames for individuals who do not have refractive errors.
This condition is also known as walleyes or crossed eyes. Your eyes do not work together as a pair to look at an object, so they alternate when focusing. This condition may be constant or sometimes can arise when one is either sick or stressed. If the condition is present for a long time in your childhood, it may result in lazy eyes or amblyopia. It may also result to double vision if its onset is in adulthood.
Strabismus can fall into different classifications based on the direction of the eyes as follows:
This is where the eyes cross. It could either be one eye or both eyes that turn inwards. This condition gives you a cross-eyed appearance.
This is when both eyes diverge, making someone have a lazy-eyed appearance. Both eyes deviate outwards.
This type of strabismus is where the eyes are vertically misaligned. One eye’s visual axis is higher than the other fixated eye.
Neurolens are the only prescription lenses with a unique contoured prism for realigning the eyes. The lenses correct pressure-related issues on the trigeminal nerve, the largest and most complex nerve connected to the brain. This nerve is responsible for the sensations in the eyes, head, and neck. Misaligned eyes cause pressure on this nerve, which results in eye strain, headaches, and tension.
Neurolens detects misalignment using specialized diagnostic measurement. Its measurement device considers the gap between where the eyes are currently and where they should be. This enables it to align the eyes by synchronizing them.
One of the most significant advantages of neurolens is how the contoured prism can help align your eyes for both far and near vision. However, the downside is that it is costly. However, what is certain is that this technology can enhance your appearance and the quality of your life.
For more on how neurolens helps correct eye misalignment, contact Dau Family Eye Care at our office in St. John’s, Florida. You can call 904-713-2020 today to schedule an appointment.