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Lenses That Help Your Eyes Focus

  • By Heidi

    Has anyone heard of or tried eye glasses/lenses that help your eyes focus easier from near to far? It is brand new in my area and very expensive. I would like to know if there is any correlation between how our eyes focus and migraines and if this treatment has any merit? Any experience or insight into this treatment would be greatly appreciated.

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  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    Hi neugrey,

    I’m not sure exactly what you are talking about. Do you have any more information, a name perhaps that could point us in the right direction?

    Nancy

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  • By Heidi

    Well, my neurologist is working with a optometrist who is suggesting a treatment called eyeBrain. They have conducted one study in my area and are now offering the evaluation and treatment. Treatment consisting of what are called NeuroLens (lenses made specifically to help your eyes focus properly and in a 3D fashion). Their thought process is that some people have what are called eyeGrains (their terminology). These eyeGrains are due to the focusing issue and are thought to constantly irritate the trigeminal nerve and send pain signals which makes the brain think that something is wrong with it when actually it is your eyes. (I’m very “technical” here. :)) I don’t understand all the specifics but it sounds very cutting edge. Nothing has been published about this and it is obviously not paid for by insurance. It seems too new for me to try this out and is cost prohibitive but I wanted to just verify that no one else has heard of this. I was told that this was just starting in our area.

    Thanks!

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  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    Hi neugrey,

    Thanks for getting back to me with that information. As I’ve not heard of it, I really cannot comment on it.

    Keep us posted, though, OK?

    Nancy

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  • By Becky

    There was some glasses advertised on tv that WalMart and Sam’s carry that are supposed to help you focus better. I just forgot the name.

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  • By Ellen Schnakenberg

    neugrey – From what I’ve been able to find, EyeBrain is a tracking/testing/imaging device company http://www.eye-brain.com/ebrainv5/index.php?lang=en . Neurolens seems to be a software company. However, I was able to find both EyeBrain and NeuroLens together as a trademark, but that is the only info I could find. There was an interesting article on neurodaptation re: eyesight and I’m wondering if this might play a part?

    I’m super interested in this technology though, so any information you could toss my way would be uber neat. Even a doctor’s name would let me do some research…

    ~Ellen

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  • By youngauthor

    I know what you’re talking about, neugrey. I am assuming you are in the South Dakota region. I have begun to use this treatment and have found it very helpful. I even had 2 weeks (for the first time in 20+ years) with no headaches/migraines.
    yes, it is new with little published on it yet. My neurologist said she and the optometrist she works with have researched it over the last 5 years. The NeuroLenses were explained to me the same way you explained them. From what I understand, there is only 3 places in the world (Sioux Falls, SD, somewhere in Ireland, and somewhere in Israel) where you can find this technology right now. The cost is more than a little prohibitive – if my parents had not been willing to help me pay for them (in desperation to find something to work for my headaches), I would not have been able to afford them. But my migraines and daily headaches have reduced significantly, and the team of doctors (optometrist/neurologist/staff) continue to adjust the lenses to try to find a balance where most of my headaches are not just reduced, but gone. not quite there yet, but hoping….
    I found one website about this…. http://eyebrainmedical.com/

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  • By youngauthor

    I see a Dr. Crowl (not sure of spelling…) based in Mitchell, SD. He is the optometrist that works with my neurologist… I see him in the “headache center” that has been set up by Neurology Associates (Avera Mckennan Healthcare) in Sioux Falls, SD.

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  • By youngauthor

    I believe it has helped significantly reduce my headaches and migraines, and the doctors are hoping with time to have even more positive results as we keep working with the technology. even if it doesn’t improve more than where it already has, i am very glad I made the investment.

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  • By HEADHURTS

    Hello,

    I am curious about how long it took before you started to see improvement while wearing the lenses? I just started wearing my new Neurolenses about a week ago. can you give me a little details about where you started and where you are now maybe using a scale between 1-10?

    Thank you so much for any information you have

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    • By youngauthor

      Dr. Jeff Krall in Mitchell, SD helped to develop the technology, which is used by the Headache Center in Sioux Falls, SD (medical director is Dr. Carol Miles)
      I honestly have troubles remembering things right now due to other medical conditions, so going into detail about how my progress went is not possible for me to do. I know that I had a few weeks without any headaches at all, and that that type of headache is significantly reduced.

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  • By caligirl

    Good evening to any reader,
    Great news Brea Optometry in Brea, Ca is now launching the new (SightSync) for the new neuro lens! Tomorrow January 19, 2017 starting at 4pm pacific time,they will be giving free evaluations and 50% off the nuero lenses! This lens is designed to align your vision at all distances, enhancing visual comfort and reducing syndromes such as: headaches, tired eyes, discomfort with computer use and other major discomforts you would never think do to a misalignment of the eyes. Come by the office and learn more about these new lenses!! it can change your life, see you there!!!!

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  • By shannontaylor27

    I started Vision Therepy to do exactly what the glasses do. It’s physical Therepy for your eyes. I can now 100% say that my eyes have a huge part to play in some of the migraines Ive been getting. The exersizes do hurt at first but my Doc is having me go really slow so that I don’t keep triggering migraines. I would definitely look into a vision Therepist near you. The glasses sound interesting too. I’m going to ask her about them on my next apt.

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  • By mbwcowan99

    I have been battling (extreme) dry-eye syndrome for over 9 years in addition to migraines for well over 30 years. Was just recently sent to specialist who ruled out sjogran and determined eye misalignment. Returning to my ophthalmologist tomorrow to discuss eyeBrain. Could someone tell me more to include possible financial burden?

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  • By judyw

    I just got a pair of Neuro Lenses. Dr Ryan Ackerman in Sioux Falls is who I saw. I have had migraines for years, recently I was experiencing dizziness and a constant headache that wouldn’t go away. I am not dizzy and have not had a headache for a week. That is the longest I have ever gone with out one. They were expensive. $895 for the lenses. that is for progressive lenses also.

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