Digital Eye Strain Management in Oshawa, ON

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Relieving the Strain on Your Eyes

Digital eye strain, also known as computer vision syndrome, is eye strain caused by extended periods of focusing. It’s not the digital screens themselves that are causing the strain, but the stress put on your eyes and body while using digital devices like smartphones, tablets, and computers.

Also, uncorrected refractive errors like myopia, hyperopia (farsightedness), or astigmatism can make your eyes work harder, increasing digital eye strain symptoms.

Contact us to schedule your appointment today and begin addressing digital eye strain.

Symptoms of Digital Eye Strain

Some common signs and symptoms of digital eye strain can include:

  • Blurred or double vision
  • Headaches
  • Eye irritation and pain
  • Excessive tearing
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Dry eyes

These symptoms may not all be specific to digital eye strain. It’s important to see an eye care professional for a thorough eye exam to rule out the possibility of something more serious.

Causes of Digital Eye Strain

Spending long hours focusing on a digital screen increases your chances of developing digital eye strain. This is primarily because people tend to:

  • Blink less when focusing on a computer screen.
  • Develop poor posture when working on a computer.
  • Use screens with glare or reflection.
  • Use devices with poor contrast between the text and background.

Give Your Eyes a Break

To find the right digital eye strain strategy for you, we start by assessing your overall eye health with a thorough eye exam. These comprehensive exams help us identify any underlying conditions that may contribute to digital eye strain. 

We also evaluate your individual needs and screen use habits to determine the right course of action for managing your symptoms. The easiest method for reducing digital eye strain is to just give your eyes a break. Breaks are not only good for your eye health but your overall health as well.

One way to ensure you are taking proper breaks is to follow the 20-20-20 rule. Take a 20-second break every 20 minutes and look at something at least 20 feet away. This will give your eye muscles the chance to relax as they look at something else.

You can also reduce your chances of developing digital eye strain by setting up your workspace properly. Poor posture while working at a computer can lead to headaches, neck pain, and back pain, worsening eye strain.

Ergonomic computer posture can help with some symptoms related to digital eye strain.

Reducing glare by facing your screen away from windows and bright lights and setting your colour contrast and screen brightness to match your environment will also help reduce eye strain.

You tend to blink less when looking at screens, which can dry out the front surface of the eye. Blinking plays an important part in maintaining a healthy ocular surface. Pair this tip with when you are taking regular breaks from the screen.

Putting Your Comfort First

Don’t let digital eye strain derail your day or disrupt your comfort. Our team at Parkview Optometry can discuss personalized solutions to help manage the effects of digital eye strain. 

Contact us to schedule your appointment—together, we can help you find relief.

Where to Find Us

You can find us at the intersection of Simcoe Street and Conlin Road. There’s plenty of parking available outside the clinic.

Our Address

  • 2069 Simcoe Street North
  • Oshawa, ON L1G 0C9

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