How many hours a day do you spend in front of a digital screen? Just an hour or 2, or most of your working day? There is a clear link between the time you spend using a digital screen and eye strain. It takes as little as 2 hours of screen usage a day for you to experience symptoms of digital vision syndrome and with 60% of Americans spending at least 6 hours a day using a digital device, it’s becoming more and more common. However, help is at hand when you visit Davis Eyecare, your local eye doctor in Oak Lawn, thanks to our state of the art treatment, Neurolens®.
Before we dive into how the Neurolens® works, it’s important to be aware of digital eye strain signs and symptoms.
Do you have digital vision syndrome?
Computer-related injuries are becoming more common in our digitally powered world, and digital vision syndrome, comes under this group of injuries. Symptoms include:
- Tired, red, dry or watery eyes
- Blurry and/or double vision
- Trouble focusing especially when looking to and from the screen
- Greater sensitivity to light
- Neck, back and shoulder aches from adjusting your posture to compensate for the strain on your vision.
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it may be time to take steps to protect your vision. Computer glasses can help by reducing glare from the screen and filtering out blue light, but Neurolens® goes much further than your average glasses for computer work.
The Neurolens® difference
Neurolens® addresses one of the underlying issues behind digital vision syndrome — eye misalignment.
Clear vision is dependent on both of your eyes working together effectively. However, sometimes they don’t quite focus in sync. This is more common at near distances than far. When your eyes are not quite in alignment, your brain has to work overtime to compensate, which affects your trigeminal nerve. This is the largest nerve connected to your brain and is responsible for sending all sensations to your shoulders, neck and head. This inevitably means that the longer your brain has to overcompensate, the more likely you are to experience symptoms of digital vision syndrome.
Neurolens® uses contoured prisms to correct the misalignment of your eyes, with studies showing contoured prisms can relieve several of the symptoms of digital eye strain. In fact, over 90% of Neurolens® wearers report relief from their digital eye strain symptoms.
Quick and easy
At Davis Eyecare, we can examine you in just a few minutes as part of your regular eye exam, to see if you are suffering from misalignment and need Neurolenses®.
Once we’ve made a diagnosis, we’ll give you a contoured prism prescription so you can look forward to relief from digital eye strain when you wear your Neurolens® glasses.
All you need to do is request an appointment today and you’ll soon be able to enjoy your digital world without the downsides of digital eye strain!