Guess how many hours a day Americans are looking at digital devices? Either for work or leisure, the average American spends about 7 hours a day staring at a screen. Eeek. That’s a lot of screen time. Computers, mobile devices, gaming, television, tablets. All this plugged in time can put a real strain on your eyes. But a breakthrough new treatment called Neurolens has been proven to help people who suffer from digital eye strain, and Cargo Eye Care of Las Colinas is proud to offer it.  

What is Digital Eye Strain?

Digital eye strain, also called Computer Vision Syndrome, describes a group of vision and eye-related vision issues that are a result of prolonged use of the computer, mobile phone, tablet and the like.

Prolonged use of a computer or digital screen can often make the eyes have to work harder. Uncorrected vision issues can increase the severity of CVS symptoms. Viewing a computer or digital screen is different than reading a printed page. Often the letters on the computer or handheld device are not as precise or sharply defined as printed letters, the level of contrast can be reduced, and glare and reflections on the screen may make viewing more taxing on the eye.

What are the Symptoms of Digital Eye Strain?

The most common symptoms associated with digital eye strain include:

  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Dry or irritated eyes
  • Neck and shoulder pain

The degree to which you will experience visual symptoms depends on your eye health, vision abilities and, of course, the amount of time spent looking at a screen. Uncorrected vision problems like farsightedness and astigmatism, aging changes of the eyes, such as presbyopia and cataracts, can all contribute to the development of visual symptoms of CVS.

What is Neurolens?

Neurolens is a leading-edge technology that is designed to address the root cause of digital eye strain and related symptoms such as headaches, neck pain and dry, irritated eyes. Neurolens therapy consists of specialized lenses that are designed to correct misalignments in the eyes, which can lead to overcompensation of the eye muscles, resulting in discomfort and strain.

How Does Neurolens Help With Digital Eye Strain?

Neurolens eyeglass lenses have been shown to provide real relief for people who suffer from digital eye strain and its related symptoms. By correcting misalignments in the eyes, Neurolens can reduce strain on the eye muscles and improve visual comfort. The result? Fewer headaches, less neck pain and dry eye discomfort as well as improved focus and concentration.

Just how effective is Neurolens? More than 90% of patients respond positively to wearing Neurolenses and about 70% of users report increased productivity when wearing their Neurolenses.

“Computer Vision Syndrome is a reality in today’s digital landscape. Neurolens gives us another great option in treating our patients dealing with digital eye strain.”

Dr. Jonathan Cargo

How Do I Know if Neurolens Will Work For Me?

When you come to our office, we will have you fill out a brief survey to identify the prevalence and severity of your eye strain symptoms. Next, we will use the Neurolens optical scanner to measure your eyes and determine if there is any misalignment of your vision.  We will use these measurements to prescribe a set of Neurolens lenses for your glasses to correct the misalignment and alleviate your symptoms.  To get started, schedule an appointment today.