Suffer from Headaches, Neck Pain or Eyestrain Due to Excessive Screen Time? This New Treatment May Be for You

Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 17-Jul-2018

Smartphones, tablets, PCs – on average, Americans spend a whopping 9+ hours on digital devices every day,1 which can lead to nagging physical symptoms, including headaches, neck and shoulder pain, eyestrain and others. Fortunately, the discovery of the root cause of these issues has led to a revolutionary treatment for these symptoms of digital vision syndrome: prescription neurolenses.®

Contact Key-Whitman Eye Center at (972) 905-9128 to schedule aneurolens screening at our North Dallas location.

What’s really causing the symptoms of excessive screen time?

According to Key-Whitman Eye Center’s optometrist Amanda Hoelscher, “Recent research has revealed that people experiencing headaches, neck tension and eye strain often share a common trait: Their vision is misaligned.2 This makes sense when you think about how the eyes were originally designed to work back in the caveman days – to focus on things far away. Fast forward to today, where we’re spending most of our days staring at digital devices – our eyes and bodies are rebelling.”

Digital vision syndrome – or computer vision syndrome – can cause a number of telltale symptoms, including:

• Neck, shoulder and back pain

• Eyestrain

• Headaches

• Blurred vision

• Dry eyes

• Dizziness

• Light sensitivity

• Discomfort at the computer

How does misaligned vision cause headaches and neck, shoulder and back pain?

While it may sound logical that eyestrain, blurriness and eye discomfort can result from excessive screen time, we need to look to science to explain the other symptoms.

As Dr. Hoelscher explains, “An astounding 90 percent of people have a more severe misalignment of vision at near compared to distance.3 When the eyes are misaligned, that puts pressure on the visual system, making it work harder to compensate for the misalignment. This can lead to overstimulation of the largest and most complex nerve connected to the brain, the trigeminal nerve, which is responsible for sending sensations to the head, eyes, neck and shoulders.”

The solution? Correct misaligned vision at all distances with prescription neurolenses

The neurolens is the world’s first and only prescription lens that adds a contoured prism to bring the eyes into alignment, helping to relieve the symptoms of digital vision syndrome. Dr. Hoelscher is the first North Texas optometrist to offer neurolens screening and neurolenses at her North Dallas Key-Whitman practice.

“In our practice, we hear patients complain about headaches, neck tension and eye strain daily. I’m understandably excited to be able to offer a solution that has been shown to alleviate these symptoms and provide relief to my patients. The results with neurolens have been astounding,” Dr. Hoelscher says.

Research shows the benefits of neurolenses are many

After wearing prescribed neurolenses:

A). Nine out 10 people experienced symptom relief.4

B). Of patients suffering computer vision syndrome, 86 percent reported their symptoms were drastically reduced.4

C). Of those suffering from chronic headaches, 81.6 percent reported a reduction in symptoms after 90 days of wear.5

D). Nearly 75 percent of people reported their symptoms were “reduced substantially” or “basically gone” after 45 days.6

Want to find out if your vision is misaligned and tackle digital vision syndrome head on?

Contact Dr. Hoelscher’s North Dallas office to schedule a screening with the proprietary neurolens Measurement Device. “The neurolens eye tracking device objectively and accurately detects and measures eye alignment at distance and near in less than three minutes. Results help us determine the contoured prism prescription for neurolenses,” Dr. Hoelscher says.

Patients who think they may be a candidate for neurolens can call (972) 905-9128 to schedule a neurolens screening at Dr. Hoelscher’s North Dallas location.

Dr. Hoelscher can even fit an existing pair of eyeglasses with the neurolens contour prism prescription lenses if the patient prefers. Just bring your eyeglasses with you on your screening day.

ABOUT DR. HOELSCHER:

Amanda Hoelscher, O.D., is board certified by the American Board of Optometry. In her practice, Dr. Hoelscher performs comprehensive dilated eye examinations for diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease, and she is extensively trained in preoperative and postoperative management of cataract and refractive surgery. A graduate of the University of Houston College of Optometry, Dr. Hoelscher also served as a co-investigator for the FDA in LASIK. She sees patients at Key-Whitman’s North Dallas office, a practice dedicated to multi-generational family eye care. In her free time, Dr. Hoelscher enjoys traveling and spending time with her two children.

Photo Source: iStock

RESEARCH SOURCES:

1. Sheikh, K. Most Adults Spend More Time on Their Digital Devices Than They Think. Scientific American. March 1, 2017.

2 Miles, C, Krall, J, Thompson, V, Colvard, M. A New Treatment for Refractory Chronic Daily Headache.

3. Indiana University School of Optometry. Cross-Coupling of Accommodation and

Convergence (AC/A and CA/C). Oculomotor Functions & Neurology.

4. Data on file, eyeBrain Medical.

5. Miles, C, Krall, J, Thompson, V, Colvard, M. A New Treatment for Refractory Chronic Daily Headache.

6. Survey of 360 neurolens patients after 45 days of treatment. Data on file, eyeBrain Medical.

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