Digital Eye Strain Relief in Edmonton

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Is Digital Eye Strain Getting in Your Way?

We all spend a lot of time with our digital devices. It’s our way of staying connected, staying entertained, and staying up-to-date with the world around us. However, too much time with these devices can cause discomfort to your eyes.

If you’re finding yourself struggling with watery, irritated eyes while using your device, you may be experiencing digital eye strain. Our team can help you find solutions that deliver results, and all you have to do is book your appointment!

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What is Digital Eye Strain?

Despite what the name suggests, digital devices don’t specifically cause digital eye strain. Even though factors like screen brightness can contribute to your discomfort, eye strain is generally caused by performing close-up work over long periods. These symptoms are exacerbated if you have uncorrected refractive errors like myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.

When you’re focusing, you tend to blink less. When you don’t blink, your tears evaporate and aren’t replenished, resulting in symptoms like:

  • Sore eyes
  • Dry eyes
  • Headaches
  • Light sensitivity
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Blurry vision or double vision
  • Overly watery or teary eyes

Managing Digital Eye Strain

Eye drops are one of the most common ways to manage digital eye strain. We recommend speaking to your eye doctor before using over-the-counter products to ensure you don’t use any eye drops that could damage or harm your eyes.

Adjusting your workplace ergonomics can also help reduce digital eye strain. When you’re at your desk:

  • Ensure your monitor is facing away from sources of light to reduce glare.
  • Position your screen at arm’s length and just a little below eye level.
  • Adjust your screen brightness to match your room’s lighting.

Another great way to manage digital eye strain is to practice the 20-20-20 rule.

Every 20 minutes, take 20 seconds to look at something about 20 feet away. This practice gives your eyes time to blink and reinforce your tear film.

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Rejuvenate your tired eyes with the help of our eye care team!

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