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What Are Neurolens Glasses?

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Neurolens glasses might sound complicated, but they’re a non-invasive solution for people with eye misalignment. Technology in Neurolenses can help people with focusing issues see better in a simple way.

Eye fatigue, headaches, and neck pain could all be reasons that Neurolenses are right for you. A comprehensive eye exam and a discussion with our optometrists are the best ways to know if Neurolenses can help your vision. Let’s learn more about how they work and who can benefit. 

Understanding Eye Misalignment

People with 2 functioning eyes are constantly sending independent images from each eye to the brain. The brain overlaps these images instantaneously to create a single image that we can understand. This process is called eye alignment. When the eyes are not working together correctly it creates eye misalignment, also known as strabismus.

This condition is commonly referred to as “crossed eyes” and it means that the eyes are not focusing in unison on the same thing. There are 6 muscles that control eye movement. These muscles must all work together in both eyes for regularly functioning eye alignment. When the eyes are misaligned it can lead to double vision and uncomfortable side effects.

Symptoms of Eye Misalignment

The symptoms of strabismus are not always easy to identify immediately. Your symptoms may be intermittent or constant, and you may notice more discomfort when staring at things that are close (like digital screens). 

If you do experience the signs of eye misalignment it’s best to schedule an eye exam. Some of the most common symptoms of strabismus include:

A blurred hand showing what a person who needs neurolens glasses would see as double vision is a common symptom of eye misalignment

How Neurolens Glasses Work

The good news is that Neurolens glasses have a strong record of helping people with eye misalignment. In fact, more than 93% of patients experienced symptom relief after wearing Neurolens glasses. Neurolenses use prism correction to better align the 2 images that each eye is sending to your brain.

Understanding Prism Vision Correction

Even small eye misalignments can affect vision and lead to uncomfortable symptoms. Prism correction is a technique that uses specific curvatures in eyeglass lenses to bend light before it travels through the eye. This helps the brain fuse the two images together to create a clear image.

Neurolenses are so effective because of their use of contoured prisms. Contoured prisms allow for a gradual change in power from the top to the bottom of the lens. This means that patients receive a lens customized to their alignment needs at each specific distance. Contoured prism correction helps keep eyes aligned throughout the day and reduces symptoms associated with strabismus.

The manufacturing process for Neurolenses involves digital freeform technology. The multi-axis cutting tool can create almost any curvature in an eyeglass lens, helping more people with eye misalignment see clearly.

The Neurolens Measurement Device

Being fitted for Neurolenses involves some testing on the Neurolens Measurement Device (nMD2). This testing device represents a breakthrough in assessing binocular alignment. The nMD2 measures pupillary distance (the space between the center of each eye pupil) and precise vision misalignments down to 0.1 prism diopters. This information is then used to create lenses specified for a patient’s exact misalignment needs. 

Our optometrists will test you with the nMD2 if you are suspected of having eye misalignment issues. Book an eye exam to begin the correction process, which is non-invasive and brief. Here’s a link to a preliminary online test from Neurolens to see if you’re a candidate for Neurolenses. 

Neurolenses for Children

Eye misalignment can occur in young people while their eyes are still developing. Untreated misalignment in a child’s eyes can lead to amblyopia in one of the eyes, a permanent lazy eye. Regular children’s eye exams let optometrists diagnose strabismus early and provide the necessary corrections.

Neurolenses are a safe, effective solution for helping young people with eye misalignment see better.

Seeing Clearly with Neurolens Glasses

Neurolens glasses technology has made it easier to correct eye misalignment in patients of all ages. The testing process is quick, non-invasive, and incredibly reliable. Neurolens glasses help correct strabismus with a unique, ground-breaking contoured prism lens manufacturing. If you are fed up with headaches, dry eyes, and focusing issues, Neurolenses could be your answer for comfort. Visit our optometrists to discuss Neurolenses as a solution to help you see and feel better. Because seeing clearly and comfortably aligns with a happy and healthy quality of life.

Written by Dr. Aaron Sako

Dr. Sako, who was born in Santa Monica and raised in Cerritos, first joined the La Paz Optometric family in 2001. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biological sciences in 1995 from the University of California Irvine, before earning his Doctor of Optometry, graduating with honors in 2000 from Nova Southeastern University in South Florida.

Dr. Sako’s current areas of focus are primary care, surgical consultations, surgical co-management, and specialty contact lenses. He is also glaucoma certified and is licensed in the use of therapeutic and diagnostic pharmaceutical agents. Dr. Sako has extensive clinical experience and training, and spent time at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida and the Aker Kasten Cataract and Laser Eye Institute in Boca Raton, Florida, before joining the La Paz Optometric team.

Dr. Sako is an affiliate member of a prominent Orange County laser center, allowing his patients to benefit from his unique understanding of LASIK, which he, himself, has undergone. He has also co-managed thousands of refractive procedures. A proponent of lifelong learning, Dr. Sako is also certified in Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT), which is a non-surgical option for correcting nearsightedness, which involves patients wearing specialty contact lenses during sleep.

Dr. Sako is a member of the American Optometric Association, the California Optometric Association, the Orange County Optometric Association, the Orange County Optometrist Club, and the Asian American Optometric Society. He is currently a member of the executive board for the Asian American Optometric Society and has been since 2004. He is also a member of the prestigious Advisory Board to Vision Laser Eye Centers in Newport Beach, California.

Dr. Sako believes in the importance of community service and always striving for excellence. This former Eagle Scout is currently an active member of the Mission Viejo Rotary Club and provides charitable annual eye exams and care through this organization to children in Baja, Mexico.

Dr. Sako lives in Ladera Ranch with his wife, Mako, and their three children Skylar, Payton, and Colby. When he is not helping patients, Dr. Sako enjoys exercising, skiing, playing golf, and spending time with friends and family. He also has a keen interest in music, and enjoys playing the Tahitian drums and strumming on his ukulele.

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