(in Athens and Madison locations only)
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.
Sometimes, though, the eyes are misaligned, which means they aren’t working well together as a team. When your eyes are misaligned, this can cause stress on your visual system and some uncomfortable symptoms. Even small misalignments can cause painful symptoms.
When your eyes are misaligned, this condition is known as binocular vision disorder or BVD. Binocular vision disorder causes serious stress on the trigeminal nerve, which is the largest and most complex nerve in your brain, leading to a condition known as trigeminal dysphoria. This problem may be exacerbated by the drastic increase in time spent on digital devices, such as computers, tablets, and cell phones in modern day life.
What are the symptoms of eye misalignment?
If your eyes are misaligned, you may experience headaches, eye strain and fatigue, dry eyes, neck and shoulder pain, motion sickness/feeling off-balance, poor depth perception, clumsiness, blurred or double vision, difficulty reading, sensitivity to light, and even restless sleep. These symptoms are uncomfortable and can impact your work and your life.
At Pathway Eye in Madison and Athens, 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 eye strain, headaches, and neck and shoulder pain experienced by many while reading and using digital devices.
How are Neurolenses prescribed?
The first step will be to take a short test known as a lifestyle index test so that we can assess your symptoms. This test only takes a few minutes to complete. We will then use a Neurolens ocular motility testing device on your eyes. This test is painless and easy. Watch the video to learn more about the Neurolens ocular motility test.
Finally, we will review the results of the test with you and write a prescription for your customized Neurolenses.
What are the benefits of Neurolenses?
Some patients share that Neurolenses have been life-changing for them, including relief from headaches and other symptoms.