Computer Vision Syndrome
If your vision gets blurry or your eyes feel strained after sitting in front of a screen, you may have developed computer vision syndrome.
If left untreated, computer vision syndrome can lead to vision and health problems like farsightedness, dry eyes, and severe headaches.
Learn how Dr. Walter Choate, board-certified eye care specialist serving Nashville, TN, can provide relief with treatments like Neurolens®.
An Eye Exam Could Reveal
Computer Vision Syndrome
Need An Eye Exam? Choose a Board-Certified Nashville Optometrist
Don't let your computer vision syndrome symptoms get worse. Set up a comprehensive eye exam appointment with Dr. Choate of Choate Eye Associates. He'll develop a customized eye care treatment plan for you at our beautiful, state-of-the-art Goodlettsville, TN, office to relieve your vision problems and keep them from progressing. We love treating patients from the Nashville and Hendersonville, TN, areas as well.
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Neurolens Offers a Solution to Computer Vision Syndrome
Neurolens® is a type of corrective eyewear designed to address computer vision syndrome and eye misalignment.
When your eyes are not synchronized, the trigeminal nerve (the largest of the cranial nerves, responsible for facial sensation and motor functions such as chewing) must overcompensate to achieve focus. This constant strain, paired with prolonged screen time, can eventually result in the many painful symptoms of computer vision syndrome, such as headaches, neck pain, dry eyes, and light sensitivity.
Neurolens prescription lenses use contoured prisms to compensate for misalignment, relieving strain and the resulting symptoms. These lenses are placed into stylish frames and worn like conventional eyeglasses.
The lenses can be designed to contain both your regular corrective prescription and the necessary correction for misalignment. However, you don't need to have poor eyesight to use the Neurolens product. Neurolens can also benefit those with 20/20 vision. It is recommended that Nashville patients wear their Neurolens glasses at all times, especially when reading or using a digital device.
Are there any side effects?
It is important to note that while Neurolens does not cause any known lasting side effects, you may experience some mild disorientation during the adjustment period. Adjusting to Neurolens can take anywhere from three days to three weeks. Some have compared this effect to adjusting to progressive lenses.
Will insurance cover Neurolens?
Neurolens is not covered by insurance, but you can use money from a health savings account or flexible spending account to pay for this solution. We also accept financing through CareCredit® to place the benefits of this advanced solution within your budget. Our staff will gladly explain your options during your visit to our Goodlettsville office.
Who is a candidate for Neurolens?
If you spend long hours each day looking at digital screens, are experiencing symptoms such as headaches and dry eyes, and simple relief measures haven't helped, then Neurolens may be a good solution for you.
How do we determine candidacy?
Dr. Choate uses a cutting-edge tracking device to measure your degree of eye misalignment at both near and far distances. If he finds that misalignment contributes to your eye strain symptoms, Neurolens may be the right solution.
A Highly Successful User Experience is Documented With Neurolens
Over 81% of patients suffering from chronic daily headaches reported their symptoms were substantially reduced or “basically gone” after wearing Neurolenses for 90 days. A Neurolens Computer Vision Syndrome study
Pair Treatment With the 20-20-20 Rule
This simple exercise from the American Optometric Association is great to help reduce or prevent CVS symptoms from starting or getting worse. It also gets you out of your chair and moving around.
Can I Prevent Computer Vision Syndrome?
Let There Be Light
Make sure your home or office workspace is properly lit. The darker the room, the more likely you'll strain your eyes while staring at a bright digital screen. So open the shades to let in sunlight or turn on a lamp or two.
Reflected light bouncing off your screen can be hard to see through, causing eye strain. Invest in an anti-glare screen cover or position room lights so they don't shine directly on your computer.
Practice Perfect Posture
Keep your back straight and head level when sitting and working. Slouching and constantly moving your head up and down can cause shoulder, back, and neck pain. A convertible standing/sit down desk can also help.
The center of your computer screen should be about five inches below eye level and about two feet in front of you. This will help reduce eye strain and improve your neck position.
Remember to Blink
It may sound silly, but make a note to yourself to blink while working. Studies show that we blink less frequently while staring at digital screens, increasing uncomfortable dry eye symptoms.
Simple Changes Not Helping? Request a Neurolens Consultation
If periodically resting your eyes and addressing lighting and glare issues has not helped your computer vision syndrome symptoms, contact Choate Eye Associates. Dr. Choate is a board-certified physician who has decades of experience. His high level of training can ensure that your computer vision syndrome is properly diagnosed and treated to relieve the discomfort.
To learn more about our treatment options, including Neurolens, contact our Goodlettsville office online or give us a call:
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Is Computer Vision Syndrome Permanent?
Some symptoms usually go away with corrected computer use, but other symptoms can continue, requiring prescription eyewear or eye medication. There's never been a better time to visit Choate Eye Associates to discuss your computer vision syndrome issues. Who knows? They might just go away in the blink of an eye!
Meet Dr. Choate
When it comes to reducing and preventing vision problems and symptoms that cause eye discomfort, choose Dr. Walter Choate, the most experienced and knowledgeable eye doctor in the Nashville, TN, area. A distinguished and popular optometrist, Dr. Choate has been in private practice here since 1979.
He is board-certified in the diagnosis and treatment of degenerative eye diseases, including computer vision syndrome. Because Dr. Choate is also a trusted advisor and investigator for the FDA, advanced eye care technologies and procedures are often available at his high-end Nashville practice before other local doctors have them.