Prism eyeglasses are different from regular eyeglasses. They employ prismatic lenses. Unlike traditional eyeglasses that improve vision for one or both eyes, these eyeglasses are not intended to affect eyesight based on near or long vision. Instead, these glasses are used to help a person who has trouble with eye alignment where both of the eyes work in tandem together.
Why People Need Prism Lenses
People who need to wear prism lenses often experience double or blurred vision because their eyes are looking at two different points instead of converging at the same point. This results in impaired vision and an unclear image. They suffer from binocular vision dysfunction. Addressing this requires proper diagnosis and treatment that typically involves using prism eyeglasses. Some people who wear prism lenses suffer from vertical heterophoria, a common but often undiagnosed binocular vision dysfunction. Their symptoms typically abate after they start wearing the new prism lenses.
Prism eyeglasses work by moving the images so that these images coming from the individual eyes are aligned in the same plane. The brain then thinks the eyes are working in tandem and sees one unified image.
Prism eyeglasses get their name from the prism within the eyeglasses. The prism (shaped like a triangle) moves light going to each eye so that you see a clear unified image. This relieves eye strain as pressure on eye muscles is removed.
Using prism eyeglasses, you can overcome binocular vision dysfunction. Proper diagnosis can prevent headaches, dizziness and anxiety. For children suffering from this condition, having prism eyeglasses improves learning and reading immediately.
Get Fitted for Prismatic Lenses at the Neuro Visual Center of New York
At the Neuro Visual Center of New York, we offer specialized testing to check for binocular vision dysfunction. Our principal, Dr. Cheryl Israeloff, works with patients of all ages who have suffered from such symptoms and often have not gotten a proper diagnosis or treatment.
If you or a loved one suffers from binocular vision dysfunction, call us to set up an appointment to get help. One of our staff will help you learn more about your condition and educate you on eye health. After diagnosis, Dr. Israeloff will be able to assist you with effective eye treatment and, if you are a suitable candidate, you will be prescribed prismatic lenses. Call the Neuro Visual Center of New York today at (516) 224-4888.