The Impact of Screen Time on Vision
In today’s digital age, prioritizing eye care is essential for maintaining healthy vision. Prolonged screen time can strain your eyes and contribute to long-term vision problems. At our clinic, we recognize the significance of proactive eye care and offer specialized services to address digital eye strain.
Book an appointment for personalized digital eye strain support.
Symptoms of Digital Eye Strain
Digital eye strain can manifest through various symptoms that affect your overall well-being. Common signs of digital eye strain include:
- Persistent eye fatigue
- Dry eyes
- Blurred vision
- Discomfort in your neck or shoulders.
If you experience any of these symptoms after prolonged screen use, it’s important to seek professional assistance and advice.
Tips to Reduce Digital Eye Strain
Implementing simple adjustments into your daily routine can make a significant difference in reducing digital eye strain. Taking breaks from screen use, adjusting your workspace, and following other strategies for managing digital eye strain can often be done on your own.
We understand that in today’s modern world, some circumstances are unavoidable, and that everybody’s situation is different when it comes to moderating screen time. We’re happy to offer additional support and suggestions for managing digital eye strain during your next visit as well.
Every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break to look at something 20 feet away. This can help your eyes relax as you take in the surroundings at different distances, which is important for helping maintain flexibility throughout the structures of the eye.
Make sure your screen is not too bright or too dim, and minimize glare by positioning the screen away from direct light sources. Too much light can cause the structures in your eye to contract to limit the amount of light coming in, which can be straining.
Glaring lights can be an irritant to the eye when they affect your vision for long periods of time. Use an anti-glare screen protector or adjust the angle of your screen to minimize reflections.
It’s common for people’s heads to drift forward and closer toward their screen, especially when they are looking at a downward angle. Sitting at a comfortable distance from your screen and keeping it at eye level can help support your back and neck.
Our eyes love to scan and be stimulated by diverse textures and the environment around us. Take regular breaks and engage in outdoor activities to give your eyes a break from screen time and enjoy natural light.
Book an Appointment for Personalized Support
Our experienced team can assess your specific needs and provide personalized solutions to help alleviate digital eye strain. We offer comprehensive eye examinations and can recommend tailored strategies to protect your vision and overall eye health.
Take the first step towards relieving digital eye strain and book an appointment with us today.
Sage Eyecare is located in Mississauga just off the Queensway with easy access from Etobicoke. Plenty of parking is available in the lot outside of our building.
- Unit 104, 755 Queensway East
- Etobicoke/Mississauga, ON L4Y 4C5
Hours Of Operation
- Monday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Thursday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Friday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Sunday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Closed on all holidays