Neurolens® Adjustment Period By Walter Choate on March 09, 2023

individuals wearing glasses with neurolens The world relies heavily on digital devices such as computers, cell phones, and tablets. Individuals who spend prolonged time in front of a screen can develop computer vision syndrome. Computer vision syndrome may cause eye strain, dry eyes, and blurred vision. Computer vision syndrome is often associated with eye misalignment.

Neurolens® is a corrective eyewear offered by Dr. Walter Choate to treat computer vision syndrome and eye misalignment. Neurolens prescription glasses compensate for misalignment to alleviate eye strain and enhance vision. Here we discuss the average neurolens adjustment period our Nashville, TNGoodlettsville, TN, and Hendersonville,TN, patients may experience after getting neurolens glasses.

How Does Neurolens Work?

Visual misalignment causes double vision, which forces the eyes and brain to work together to create a clear image. Misalignment fatigues the trigeminal nerve, which connects the eyes and the brain. Nerve and muscle fatigue can lead to eye strain, headaches, blurred vision, and dry eyes. Without treatment, patients can develop permanent vision impairment.

Neurolens prescription lenses use contoured prisms to compensate for misalignment. The prisms correct misalignment by moving images, so the eye muscles don’t have to work as hard. Neurolens prescription lenses are customized to each patient based on their degree of misalignment, so it offers different amounts of correction based on where a person is looking.

How Long Does it Take to Adjust to Neurolens?

Neurolens patients report overwhelmingly positive results. Neurolens lenses realign the eyes, relieve pressure from the nerves and eye muscles, and minimize eye strain symptoms. However, it takes time to adjust to neurolens treatment. Some patients adjust to neurolens glasses within a few days, but it can take up to three weeks to acclimate to neurolens and see the full benefits of treatment.

Will I Experience Side Effects with Neurolens?

Neurolens glasses do not permanently alter the eyes, and they are not known to cause any long-term side effects. However, side effects are usual during the neurolens adjustment period. Patients frequently report feeling disoriented or even slightly off-balance. The eyes may feel strained, tired, or dry until they have adjusted to the new lenses.

How Can I Adjust to Neurolens?

Most patients quickly adjust to neurolens without any complex issues. Some practices can make the adjustment period even easier.

  • Wear the lenses for prolonged periods or the majority of the day
  • Make sure the frame of the glasses is aligned and balanced on the face
  • Try pointing the nose toward the objects you are looking at 
  • Avoid looking out the side of the lenses

Some patients take longer to adjust to neurolens than others, but they should not worry. With continual use, the eyes should acclimate to the prism lenses and provide relief from eye strain symptoms.

Contact Us

If you are experiencing frequent headaches, dry eyes, or blurry vision, you may be suffering from computer eye strain or eye misalignment. To find out if you can benefit from neurolens prescription lenses, send us a message online, or call (615) 851-7575 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Walter Choate.

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Choate Eye Associates

Choate Eye Associates has been delivering high-quality, compassionate eye care to the Nashville community since 1979. We are affiliated with various leading organizations in the field, including: 

  • American Academy of Optometry
  • American Optometric Association 
  • National Board of Examiners in Optometry 

To schedule a consultation at our practice, call us at (615) 851-7575 or request an appointment online

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