Digital Eye Strain

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Too Much Screen Time is Hard on Your Eyes

Digital eye strain is becoming increasingly common among Canadians, as we spend progressively long hours using digital devices such as smartphones, laptops, and tablets, both at work and at home.

Symptoms of Digital Eye Strain

Digital eye strain symptoms include:

  • Blurry vision
  • Double vision
  • Trouble focusing or switching focus
  • Burning eyes
  • Tired eyes
  • Red eyes
  • Twitching eyelids
  • Headaches
  • Neck, shoulder, and back pain

How to Prevent Digital Eye Strain

The best thing you can do to prevent digital eye strain is to give your eyes regular breaks. The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends following the 20/20/20 rule: Every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break, and focus your eyes on something that’s at least 20 feet away from you.

You may also want to speak to your optometrist about investing in a pair of computer glasses, which are treated with an anti-glare coating and designed to filter out harmful blue light, safeguarding your visual abilities and improving your comfort.

For more information about digital eye strain, including what you can do to prevent it, please speak to your optometrist during your next appointment.

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We are conveniently located on the corner of Eglinton Avenue West and Erin Mills Parkway, on the ground floor of the Arc condominium building, across the street from the Credit Valley Hospital. Parking is available at the base of the building. Please contact our office for more information.

To serve you better, we are open late on Mondays – Fridays until 7:00 pm. We also offer Saturday appointments.

We direct bill to most insurance companies, contact us to find out more.

Our Address

2520 Eglinton Ave West
Mississauga, ON L5M 0Y4

Contact Information

Phone: 905.997.2729
[email protected]

Hours of Operations

Monday
9 AM7 PM
Tuesday
9 AM7 PM
Wednesday
10 AM7 PM
Thursday
10 AM7 PM
Friday
10 AM7 PM
Saturday
10 AM3 PM
Sunday
Closed

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