Digital Eye Strain

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Surrounded by Screens

Whether it’s for work, play, or information, screens are part of daily life. Often, our eyes feel the strain more than anything else.

Fortunately, there are strategies and treatments to help you alleviate symptoms of digital eye strain. Collingwood Optometry and Cwood Eyecare can help you alleviate the symptoms of digital eye strain. Get in touch today.

Understanding Digital Eye Strain 

Digital eye strain causes your eyes to feel dry, fatigued, and irritated after prolonged screen time. 

When staring at a screen, you’re likely blinking less, straining to focus, and not taking sufficient breaks. Digital eye strain can happen to anyone who uses a digital device, such as a smartphone or laptop. 

The common signs and symptoms of digital eye strain include:

  • Headaches
  • Back, neck, or shoulder pain
  • Dry or watery eyes
  • Burning or itching 
  • Light sensitivity
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Difficulty concentrating

Conquer Eye Strain at the Source

Get proactive about digital eye strain with a few simple techniques to give your eyes a well-deserved rest. 

Use the 20-20-20 rule every day to help manage digital eye strain. Every 20 minutes, take 20 seconds to stare at something 20 feet away from you. This gives your eyes time to fully relax.

There is eyewear available with special coatings that are anti-reflective or specifically made for computer use. These special glasses help mitigate the amount of harsh light reaching your eyes from a screen or provide an extra boost which helps your eyes focus for longer.

Talk to your optometrist about the right option for you.

Reconfigure your work set-up to eliminate glare on your screen. Adjust the brightness and contrast on your monitor as needed. You can also move your monitor slightly below eye level to help manage eye strain.

Tackle Digital Eye Strain 

Contact our team today to learn more about how we can help you manage digital eye strain.

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Collingwood Optometry

We’re located right off Hume Street across from Collingwood General and Marine Hospital. If you have any trouble finding us, please give us a call.

  • 460 Hume St. Unit 1
  • Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 1W6

CWood Eyecare

Find us off Hurontario Street, just down from Collingwood’s Town Hall. If you have any trouble finding us, please give us a call.

  • 115 Hurontario St. Suite 203
  • Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 2L9

Municipal parking available on Hurontario Street or Ste Marie Street

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