Many people experience the painful symptoms of eye misalignment.
Even though you have two eyes, your brain produces a single visual image when you look at something. The ability to maintain this focus is the result of binocular vision. If you have healthy binocular vision, your eyes are perfectly aligned and work well together as a team.
When the eyes are misaligned, though, it can cause stress on the visual system and uncomfortable or even painful symptoms as a result. Even small misalignments can cause painful symptoms.
What are the symptoms of eye misalignment?
Headaches are one of the most common symptoms. If you find that you’re getting headaches more often than usual, or if your headaches seem to be getting worse, schedule an appointment for a comprehensive eye exam. It’s also important to pay attention to when your headaches occur. If you find that they mostly happen after you’ve been looking at a screen for a prolonged period, that could be an indication that your eyes are working overtime to try to focus.
Eye fatigue is another common symptom. This can manifest itself in several different ways, such as dry eyes, blurred vision, or difficulty maintaining focus. If you find yourself needing to give your eyes a break more often than usual, or if you’re having trouble keeping your focus on a particular task, it’s worth talking to your eye doctor about it during your next eye exam.
Neck and shoulder pain
Finally, neck and shoulder pain are also common symptoms of eye misalignment. This is because when your eyes are misaligned, they must work harder to focus which can lead to tension in the muscles around your neck and shoulders. If you find yourself experiencing these types of symptoms more often than usual, it’s a good idea to mention it to your doctor during your next appointment.
Other symptoms can include feeling motion sickness or dizziness, clumsiness, sensitivity to light, blurry or double vision, restless sleep, and difficulty reading.
What are the treatment options for eye misalignment?
Ideal EyeCare in Council Bluffs, IA, now offers a breakthrough new solution called Neurolens, the first and only prescription lens that contains a contoured prism designed to bring the eyes into perfect alignment. We use advanced diagnostic technology to determine whether you have misaligned eyes and if so, we can prescribe these special lenses for you.
What is Neurolens?
Neurolens is a new type of eyeglass lens that uses contoured prism technology to bring the eyes into perfect alignment.
Benefits of Neurolens lenses
There are many benefits of Neurolens lenses, including:
- Reduced eye strain and fatigue
- Improved binocular vision
- Enhanced depth perception
- Increased clarity of vision
- Improved night vision
- Reduced headaches
- Better concentration and productivity
- Less anxiety and stress
- And more!