Today, most people use digital devices with screens daily. However, improper use of these devices may cause a condition known as digital eye strain.
Digital eye strain occurs most often in people who spend long periods in front of digital displays. Exposure to high-energy visible light (or HEV) can also be a factor. Symptoms of digital eye strain include:
An estimated 65% of Canadians experience some degree of digital eye strain.
Following the 20-20-20 rule when using a digital device can greatly reduce the symptoms of digital eye strain. The rule is simple: look at something at least 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds every 20 minutes. This can “reset” the muscles that focus your eyes and help offset the effects of digital eye strain.
Software that filters blue light from the display is also available for many devices. We recommend installing this software on your phones and computers.
Another great way to help manage the symptoms of digital eye strain is to use a separate set of computer glasses whenever you are working on a digital device for an extended period. We can also offer you a set of anti-fatigue lenses matched to your prescription to help curb the effects of eye strain.
While computer glasses might be best for computer work specifically, anti-fatigue lenses can help correct your vision at a variety of distances, providing you with clear vision all day long.
Both of these options are available for patients, and an eye exam will help our team determine which option is right for you.
You can find us in the River East Plaza, between Safeway and Booster Juice, and across from Tim Hortons. We have plenty of parking available on-site.
*Please note we are CLOSED on Saturdays of long weekends and for the months of July and August.
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“I had a very good experience with this clinic. The reception staff were warm, and efficient. My insurance coverage was handling very well. The pre-exam procedures were done well, by staff that were well versed in doing them. The Optometrist (Dr Zimmer), was excellent to deal with and very thorough. The office had a pleasant ambiance, and I left my appointment with a very “good feeling” about the whole experience. I will be booking my appointments with this clinic again.”
“Every time I go to the H.V.C. I’m very pleased with Dr. Mundle & his staff’s thorough eye examination. They always take their time to explain & answer any questions I have regarding their tests & procedures.”
“Everyone was very friendly. They went over and above to explain everything to me. Helped me pick out new glasses which I’m obsessed with. When I went back in to pick them up the girl was so excited to help me and I left feeling so confident.”
“The staff are so friendly and it’s a very welcoming place. I see Dr. Mestito-Dao and I always feel like she listens to me and offers great feedback & advice. The exams are thorough so I also feel reassured that I’m in good hands and have had a comprehensive appointment. I would recommend Henderson Vision Centre to anyone.”