Bronte Village Eye Care

Digital Eye Strain in Oakville, ON

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Most people use digital devices with screens regularly — but these convenient tools can also cause eye discomfort when used improperly.

Digital eye strain (or DES) can occur when you spend long periods of time looking at screens. In a world where more and more tasks are becoming increasingly dependent on digital technology, DES represents a challenge for millions of Canadians each year. Our team can help you find the relief you need to comfortably enjoy your vision.

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Symptoms of Digital Eye Strain

Digital eye strain may present any of the following symptoms:

  • Frequent headaches
  • Blurry vision
  • Eyes that feel dry or irritated
  • Tired eyes, even when you feel well-rested

How Do Digital Devices Affect Your Eyes?

Blue light is a specific kind of light emitted by smartphone screens, computer monitors, and other digital displays. Blue light also exists in the sun’s rays, and falls into a spectrum of light referred to as High Energy Visible Light (or HEV).

Blue Light affects the body’s circadian rhythm – our natural sleep and wake cycle. Too much blue light exposure from our digital devices at night time can have an affect on our ability to fall asleep.

HEV light includes any light between 380nm to 500nm on the light spectrum, where it exists next to ultraviolet (UV) light. UV light can tan skin and increase the risk of several eye diseases, including cataracts.

The muscles responsible for focusing your eyes have to work harder when you focus on nearby objects for long periods. Prolonged overuse of these muscles can easily cause soreness and fatigue elsewhere in the head and face.

Reducing Digital Eye Strain

We recommend the following strategies and tools for patients suffering from the effects of DES:

  • Use the “20/20/20 rule” and focus on an object approximately 20 feet away for 20 seconds. Doing this every 20 minutes can help the muscles that focus your eyes relax, alleviating many of digital eye strain’s symptoms.
  • Specialty eyewear may also help reduce or correct the symptoms of digital eye strain. Ask us about computer glasses to help you use digital devices more comfortably.

Remember: you don’t’ have to let digital eye strain ruin your experiences using computers, smartphones, and other devices. If you think you might be dealing with digital eye strain, contact us and find out how we can help.

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Where to Find Us

You can find our clinic right on Marine Drive, just one block from the Bronte Harbour. We’re close to shopping and other amenities, and parking is ample. Come see us soon!

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2425 Marine Drive
Oakville, ON L6L 1C6

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