May 3, 2023 | Eye Health Info

The Connection Between Eye Misalignment and Chronic Headaches

Do you suffer from frequent headaches? If so, you may be dealing with a common condition called eye misalignment. While many people have never heard of this condition, the symptoms it causes can be quite uncomfortable and painful! Let’s take a look at what this condition is, its symptoms, and how Neurolens technology can help you find relief.  

What is eye misalignment? 

Eye misalignment, also known as binocular vision disorder (BVD), is a condition where the eyes don’t work together correctly. When your binocular vision is healthy, your eyes work well together to produce a single, clear image. However, when your eyes are misaligned, it can lead to issues with reading, depth perception, and overall visual function.  

The connection between eye misalignment and headaches is often overlooked, but it’s a common problem. When your eyes don’t work together properly, your brain has to work harder to make sense of the visual input. This extra effort can cause headaches and other uncomfortable symptoms, such as neck pain and fatigue.  

What are the symptoms of eye misalignment? 

Eye misalignment can have a range of symptoms that vary in severity. Here are some common symptoms to look out for: 

  • Frequent headaches 
  • Eye strain or fatigue 
  • Neck or shoulder pain 
  • Blurred or double vision 
  • Difficulty reading or concentrating 
  • Vertigo or dizziness 
  • Poor depth perception or clumsiness 

At Prairie Vista Eye & Optical, we offer a revolutionary technology called Neurolens to help you get relief from the uncomfortable symptoms of eye misalignment.  

How does Neurolens help? 

Neurolens is the first and only prescription lens that uses a contoured prism to help realign the eyes and reduce the strain on the eye muscles. By reducing the effort needed to align the eyes, Neurolens technology can relieve the underlying cause of your headaches. Many patients who have suffered from chronic headaches for years have found relief with Neurolens technology. 

Neurolenses can also improve reading and overall visual function for patients with binocular vision disorder. They are especially helpful for those who spend a lot of time using digital devices or engaging in visually demanding tasks. 

How are Neurolenses prescribed?  

The first step in determining if Neurolenses are right for you is to perform a comprehensive eye exam. During the exam, our eye doctor will use the Neurolens eye-tracking device to measure your degree of eye misalignment at all distances. The testing is quick and painless, and the device never touches your eye. Following the exam, our doctor will discuss the results with you and prescribe Neurolenses customized to your eyeglass prescription.  

Don’t let eye misalignment impact your quality of life any longer. Contact us today and find out if Neurolens technology is right for you.