Prolonged exposure to electronic screens places individuals at a higher risk of developing computer vision syndrome, also known as digital eye strain. Dr. Walter Choate can treat computer vision syndrome at his Goodlettsville, TN office through the use of advanced neurolens® technology. If you are experiencing headaches, tired eyes, or other side effects of looking at computer screens for a prolonged period of time, you may be a good candidate for neurolens.
If you spend long hours looking at digital screens each day and are experiencing symptoms such as headaches and dry eye, neurolens may be a good solution for you.
neurolens is a type of corrective eyewear designed specifically to address both 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 in order to achieve focus. This constant strain, paired with prolonged screentime, 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, neurolens can also benefit those with 20/20 vision. It is recommended that patients wear their neurolens glasses at all times, especially when reading or using a digital device.
Adjusting to neurolens can take three days to three weeks. 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. Some have compared this effect to adjusting to progressive lenses.
Ninety percent of users report that this solution provides relief.
If you are experiencing symptoms of computer vision syndrome, we invite you to book an exam with Dr. Choate. He will use a cutting-edge tracking device to measure your degree of eye misalignment at both near and far distances. If he finds that misalignment is contributing to your symptoms, neurolens may be the right solution for you. There are many simple measures you can take to relieve the strain of looking at digital screens for many hours per day, but if these do not provide relief, neurolens is definitely worth considering. In fact, 90 percent of users report that this solution provides relief.
neurolens is not covered by insurance, but you can use a health savings account or flexible spending account to pay for this solution. We can also help arrange financing to place the benefits of this advanced solution within your budget. Our staff will be glad to explain your options during your office visit.
If periodically resting your eyes and addressing lighting and glare issues still has not ended your computer vision syndrome symptoms, reach out to 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 learn more about our treatment options, including neurolens, contact our office online or call (615) 805-0712.