Digital Eye Strain Management in North Toronto

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Discomfort from Digital Devices

Also known as computer vision syndrome, digital eye strain can result from prolonged digital device use. Whether you’re often in front of your computer, phone, tablet, or a combination of the three, using these devices for long periods can have a significant impact on our eyes. Digital devices can affect your normal eye functions, slowing your blink rate and straining your eyes.

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Symptoms of Digital Eye Strain

Interruption of normal eye functions from prolonged digital device use can lead to a variety of symptoms, including:

  • Dry eyes
  • Eye strain or discomfort
  • Blurred vision
  • Watery eyes
  • Headaches
  • Neck pain

If you’re experiencing these symptoms, contact us and book an appointment so we can determine if your symptoms are caused by digital eye strain or a more serious issue.

Managing Digital Eye Strain

Most of us can’t avoid digital devices completely at work or at home, but there are ways you can help reduce the effect of digital devices on your eyes.

Regular breaks help give your eyes a chance to rest and recuperate. If you have trouble remembering to take frequent breaks, the 20-20-20 rule can help. Every 20 minutes, take a break for 20 seconds and look at something 20 feet away.

Using computers and other digital devices can drastically reduce our blink rate by over 50%. Less blinking can create dry eye and other symptoms associated with digital eye strain. Remember to take breaks regularly and take a moment to blink fully, completely closing your eyes and keeping them shut for a few seconds.

The way you arrange your workspace can have a significant impact on your overall comfort. To optimize your desk for your eyes, make sure your monitor is at least an arm’s length away. The top of your screen should be at or just below eye level. If you wear bifocals, you may need to place your monitor an additional one to two inches lower.

Proper monitor positioning can also help reduce neck, back, and shoulder strain.

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Where to Find Us

Find us on the 5th floor of the Hullmark Corporate Centre.

Parking & TTC

Underground parking is accessible via Anndale Drive. The subway can be accessed via the Sheppard-Yonge station.

Our Address

4789 Yonge Street, Suite 505
North York, ON M2N 0G3

Contact Information

Phone: 416-322-0379
Fax: 416-322-9964
[email protected]

Hours of Operation

8:30 AM4:30 PM
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