Digital Eye Strain in Airdrie

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Protect Your Eyes in Today’s Digital World

Digital screens have become an integral part of our lives. From smartphones to laptops, we spend a significant amount of time staring at screens every day. However, this increased screen time can lead to digital eye strain, causing discomfort for your eyes. 

Protecting your eyes is important, and we can help with treatments and strategies for preventing digital eye strain and getting relief from your symptoms.

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What Is Digital Eye Strain?

Digital eye strain, also known as computer vision syndrome, is a condition that can cause discomfort or pain after spending hours in front of a screen. The eyes use muscles to function, and just like any other muscles, they can become tired when used for extended periods of time. Some symptoms of digital eye strain can include dry eyes, neck and back pain, and difficulty focusing.

What Causes Digital Eye Strain?

There are several factors that contribute to digital eye strain. One of the most common causes is a lack of blinking. When staring at a screen, we tend to blink less, causing our eyes to become dry and irritated. Another factor is blue light emitted from digital screens. Exposure to blue light can cause eyestrain and disrupt sleep patterns.

Strategies to Prevent Digital Eye Strain

While it’s often not feasible to completely eliminate screen time, there are several strategies you can use to prevent digital eye strain. One of the most effective ways is to take breaks. Follow the 20-20-20 rule: every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break and look at something 20 feet away. Taking breaks can help your eyes rest as they adjust to a different focal length.

Another strategy is to change your computer display settings so the brightness of your screen is adjusted to match your surrounding light. You can also adjust the text size and contrast to make it easier on your eyes. Additionally, consider using a glare filter on your screen to reduce glare from windows and bright overhead lights.

Our Services

We offer a variety of services to help protect your eyes from digital eye strain. Our comprehensive eye exams can detect early signs of digital eye strain and other eye conditions. Our children’s eye exams can help to keep your child’s eyes healthy and functioning correctly as well. When it comes to treating digital eye strain, we offer dry eye therapy and other treatments to help you get relief based on your symptoms and overall eye health.

Protect Your Eyes Today

Digital eye strain can cause discomfort and pain, but there are several strategies to prevent and treat it. At Airdrie Family Eye Doctors, we care about your eye health and want to help you protect your eyes. Book an appointment with us today to receive personalized recommendations that can help your eyes stay healthy and happy!

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  • Airdrie, AB T4B 3M2

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