Digital Eye Strain


Comfortable Eyes = Productive Days

We are exposed to an array of digital screens during almost every waking moment. Computers, tablets, and smartphones have become necessary to be productive at work and school, as well as entertained at home.

However, when your eyes become uncomfortable due to constantly looking at screens, it can adversely affect different aspects of your life.

Fortunately, Dr. Mei-Ling Chan Optometry is available to manage and treat your digital eye strain symptoms, so that you can enjoy the things you love to do. Book your appointment and find relief today!

The Symptoms of Digital Eye Strain

Digital eye strain describes the discomfort experienced when you spend an excessive amount of time looking at and using digital devices.

The symptoms of digital eye strain may include:

  • Dry eyes
  • Irritation
  • Blurred/double vision
  • Headaches
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Neck and back ache

Recent research has also linked digital eye strain to the early development of myopia.

Digital Eye Strain Management

Dr. Chan will offer suggestions to help you manage your digital eye strain. Strategies may include eye drops, environmental changes, or even behavioural changes.

One of the most common exercises recommended by optometrists is to follow the 20/20/20 rule. Whenever you are using a digital screen for an extended period, take a 20-second break every 20 minutes by looking at something at least 20 feet away. This will give your eyes a break so they can readjust and allow you to blink, lubricating the surface of your eyes.

Book Your Appointment Today

Digital eye strain is not only annoying; it can decrease your productivity and keep you from enjoying the things you love to do. By booking an appointment with us, we can help you keep your eyes comfortable.

We’re Looking Forward to Seeing You!

We are conveniently located in the Eagle Ridge Medical Complex on Huronia Road, with plenty of paid parking ($3 for the whole day) available during office hours.

Our Address

500 Huronia Road, Suite 207
Barrie, ON L4N 8X3

Contact Us

Phone: (705) 733-8883
[email protected]

Clinic Hours

9:30 AM to 7 PM
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