Neck & Shoulder Pain? It Could Be Vision-Related

Nov 1, 2023 | Eye Health Info

When you think of neck and shoulder pain, you might think of poor posture or an injury. But did you know that a vision problem could be causing your discomfort? It’s true. Certain vision-related issues like binocular vision dysfunction (BVD) can cause a range of symptoms, including head tilt, neck pain, shoulder pain, and more. 

In this blog post, we’ll explore how BVD can affect your neck and shoulders and how Neurolenses can help relieve the pain. 

Understanding the connection between BVD and neck/shoulder pain 

Binocular vision dysfunction (BVD) happens when your eyes aren’t working well together, leading to symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, and double vision. Eye strain and eye fatigue are also common symptoms, and they can trigger other issues like neck and shoulder pain.  

When the eyes don’t work together effectively, your brain has to work harder to make sense of the visual signals it’s receiving. This extra strain can lead to muscle tension in your neck and shoulders, which can eventually cause pain. For example, if one eye turns in or out more than the other, it can cause the head to tilt to one side, leading to tension in the neck muscles. Additionally, if the eyes have difficulty focusing, the neck muscles may have to work harder to help stabilize the head, leading to pain in the shoulders. 

How can Neurolenses help? 

Neurolenses are prescription lenses specifically designed to treat symptoms caused by BVD and other conditions. These lenses have a contoured prism that helps align your eyes and reduce strain on your vision system. By improving alignment, Neurolenses can reduce muscle tension and postural changes that can cause neck and shoulder pain. 

In addition to reducing neck and shoulder pain, Neurolenses are effective in treating a variety of other symptoms related to binocular vision dysfunction. These symptoms can include headaches, dizziness, and even motion sickness. By addressing the root cause of these issues, Neurolenses can provide long-lasting relief and improve overall quality of life. During an eye exam, our eye doctor can determine if BVD is causing your symptoms and write a prescription for your customized Neurolenses.  


Neck and shoulder pain can be debilitating, affecting your quality of life. While there are many reasons why you may experience this type of pain, it’s essential to consider vision-related causes. If you have symptoms of BVD or other vision problems, Neurolenses could be the solution you need. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment and find out if Neurolens is right for you.