neurolenses® are the world’s first and only prescription lenses that add a contoured prism to treat the headaches, neck/shoulder pain and eyestrain that 65 percent of U.S. adults complain of when using digital devices, reading or doing detail work.
Years of in-depth clinical research, conducted at neurology centers nationwide, uncovered a surprising link between the eyes and brain. Researchers discovered that a majority of headache patients shared a common trait: a misalignment in their vision that caused specific symptoms when using digital devices, reading or doing near work. A further review of optometric literature, predating the use of digital devices, revealed similar symptoms documented throughout history among people whose work required extended time focusing up-close.
When the eyes are not aligned, the visual system must work constantly to compensate for the misalignment. This can put stress on the trigeminal nerve – the largest and most complex nerve connected to the brain, and the one responsible for head and neck sensations.90% of patients have a larger misalignment at near than distance.
American adults now spend more than nine hours a day on digital devices. The visual demands of this digital lifestyle have increased the number of people who experience symptoms. neurolenses® are designed to bring the eyes into proper alignment, which is essential for comfortable vision. In a survey of patients who purchased neurolenses® 93 percent[ii] found symptom relief, with 73 percent stating that their symptoms were “substantially reduced” or “basically gone” after 90 days.
Long before the eye-brain connection was discovered, some innovative eye doctors would add small amounts of prism to patients’ prescription lenses to make their vision more comfortable. However, a standard prism lens can only address eye alignment at a single distance. eyeBrain Medical set out to create a customizable prism lens that could address misalignment at all distances.
The proprietary neurolens® contoured prism provides effortless eye alignment at all distances bygradually increasing the prism from distance to near. More than mere “computer lenses,” which don’t account for eye alignment, neurolenses bring the eyes into alignment to relieve headaches, neck/shoulder pain and eyestrain, among other symptoms.
The need for an objective and accurate way to measure eye alignment at all distances led eyeBrain Medical to develop the neurolens® Measurement Device, which uses breakthrough eye-tracking technology to objectively and accurately measure the degree of eye misalignment at distance and near. During a three-minute measurement exam, patients focus on a single point while a dynamic display of rotating planets and stars activate peripheral and central vision to measure distance and near eye alignment.
The neurolens® Measurement Device measures the amount of eye misalignment at both distance and near. These unique measurements, with calculations to the one-hundredth of a prism diopter, provide a recommended prescription range for the neurolens contoured prism lens design.
Sheikh, K. Most Adults Spend More Time on Their Digital Devices Than They Think. Scientific American. March 1, 2017. Accessed April 2018.