Digital Eye Strain in Medicine Hat, AB

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Give Your Eyes a Break

Digital eye strain, also known as computer vision syndrome, affects more people now than ever before. Anyone who spends a lot of time in front of a screen can experience digital eye strain, but those with uncorrected vision problems, like myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), or astigmatism, can experience intensified symptoms..

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Symptoms of Digital Eye Strain

Symptoms of digital eye strain include headaches, fatigue, blurred vision, double vision, eye pain, excessive tearing, dry eyes, and sensitivity to light.

Because these symptoms aren’t only specific to digital eye strain, it’s important to see an eye care professional for a thorough eye exam to rule out the possibility of a more serious condition.

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Causes of Digital Eye Strain

Anyone who spends more than two hours at a time looking at a digital screen is more prone to developing digital eye strain. People tend to blink less often when focusing on a computer screen, can adopt poor posture when sitting at a computer, may be using screens with glare or reflection, or may be using devices with poor contrast between the text and background – all of which contribute to eye stress. Additionally, working in a poorly ventilated or excessively air-conditioned building with inadequate lighting can contribute to eye strain.

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How to Reduce Digital Eye Strain

The best way to reduce digital eye strain is to take a break from your digital screens. One way to ensure you take a proper break is to follow the 20-20-20 rule. Every 20 minutes, look at something at least 20 feet away for a minimum of 20 seconds. This will give your eyes the temporary reprieve they need, allowing you to continue working comfortably.

When working at a computer, it’s important to adopt proper ergonomic computer posture as poor posture can lead to headaches, neck aches, and backaches. It is also important to reduce the glare on your screen by turning it away from bright lights and windows or by using an anti-glare screen cover. Setting your screen’s colour contrast and brightness to closely match your environment will also relieve stress on your eyes.

On top of these steps, you can also ask your optometrist about anti-reflective coating for eyeglass lenses. This coating is designed to help protect your eyes from bright or flickering lights, like the fluorescent lights in many office buildings.

If you are suffering from symptoms of digital eye strain, call us today and book your comprehensive eye exam.

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Where to Find Us

We are easy to locate and have ample parking. You can find us on Dunmore Road, between TD Wealth and Moxie’s.

Our Address

3094 Dunmore Rd. SE
Medicine Hat, AB T1B 2X2

Our Phone Number

Phone: 403-526-4849

Our Hours

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
7 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
7 AM7:30 PM
Friday
8 AM5 PM
Saturday
8 AM1 PM
Sunday
Closed

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