Digital Eye Strain in Markham

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Digital Eye Strain Can Impact Your Productivity

It’s no secret that computers, tablets, and smartphones dominate the modern world. According to a recent study, the average adult spends up to 11 hours every day interacting with devices with screens, be that for work or studying.

Our eyes are used the most to operate these devices, and extended exposure screen time might contribute to eye health problems, such as myopia and dry eyes. When these symptoms occur, you want to be able to get quick and effective relief so you can get back to using your devices the way you need to.

This is why Warden Optometry offers tailored digital eye strain treatments for any patient who requires them.

Digital Eye Strain Symptoms

Symptoms of digital eye strain can include:

  • Blurred or double vision
  • Soreness, burning, or irritation
  • Light sensitivity
  • Headaches
  • Difficulty keeping your eyes open

These symptoms can be exacerbated if you already have an eye condition like myopia, presbyopia, or astigmatism.

If you are a parent, it’s important to monitor your child’s exposure to screens. Recent research has shown that overexposure to digital monitors may be linked to the development of childhood myopia.

Treating Digital Eye Strain

If you find that it is becoming increasingly difficult to focus on a screen, then please book an appointment to visit your optometrist. However, in the meantime, you can try some of these options:

  • The 20/20/20 rule. This is a simple exercise and can be performed at work or school, whenever you are experiencing digital eye strain. Spend 20 seconds every 20 minutes looking at something that is about 20 feet away.
  • Adjust the lighting of your work environment. Digital eye strain is generally caused by how your eyes are responding to light. But softening your lighting situation, you can alleviate some of your eye strain issues.
  • Using artificial tears or eye drops can help moisturize the surface of your eye and bring back some comfortability you might have lost while working on a screen for too long.

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We all have busy lives, and for the most part, our lives are connected to some sort of device. If you feel discomfort in your vision while working with digital screens, contact us today, and we can help find the treatment you need to have comfortable vision again.

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Our office is conveniently located at #101, 30 Gibson Drive in Alderland Centre, just an East-bound turn off Warden Road. To help serve you better, there is plenty of parking available just behind our practice.

We offer great hours for your convenience. We are open until 7:00 PM on Wednesdays and offer Saturday appointments.


30 Gibson Dr #101
Markham, ON L3R 2S3

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Phone: 905.940.2015
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