Digital Eye Strain Relief in the Greater Toronto Area

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Comfy Vision Using Any Device

It’s no secret we spend a lot of time using digital devices. Whether it’s our phones, computers, tablets, or televisions, we are always connected to them in some way. While they can help us reach loved ones near and far, excel at our jobs, or give us a chance to relax, they can eventually lead to discomfort with your vision.

This is known as digital eye strain, and if you’re experiencing this, please book an appointment to see our eye care team and find the relief you crave!

Breaking Down Digital Eye Strain

Despite what the name implies, digital devices are not solely responsible for causing eye strain. When you focus on a close object for a while, you tend to blink less and vary your focus, leading to discomfort.

Some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Dry eyes
  • Irritation
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Blurry vision
  • Redness

How to Manage Digital Eye Strain

Because patients experience digital eye strain in different ways, the best way to find relief is by speaking to your optometrist. However, there are some strategies you can use to help ease your eye discomfort:

The 20/20/20 rule is a simple exercise you can do anywhere to alleviate eye strain.

Every 20 minutes, take 20 seconds to look at an object about 20 feet away. This allows your eyes to relax and blink, which comforts your eyes.

How you sit at your desk can also lead to eye strain. By adjusting how you sit and where your monitors are, you can reduce the impact of eye strain. Some helpful tips are:

  • Adjust your monitor distance and brightness. Your monitors should be about an arm’s length away and lowered just a little lower than your natural line of sight. Adjust your brightness and contrast to match your surroundings.
  • Minimize the amount of glare reflected on your screen. Position yourself so that light isn’t bouncing off your monitors and into your eyes.
  • Adjust your font sizes so you can read comfortably without squinting.

Artificial tears, or eye drops, can help alleviate eye strain and add some hydration to the surface of your eyes. However, please speak to your optometrist before using over-the-counter products to make sure you’re using what’s right for you.

Locations

Vaughan

You can find our location on Rutherford Road in the same shopping area as Kabul Farms Supermarket and Rutherford Road & Highway 400 Animal Hospital. We offer ample parking with accessibility-friendly options available

Contact Information

Phone: (289) 553-6238

Address

18-3120 Rutherford Road
Woodbridge, ON

Hours of Operations

Mondays
Closed
Tuesdays
Closed
Wednesdays
12 PM7 PM
Thursdays
12 PM7 PM
Fridays
12 PM7 PM
Saturdays
12 PM7 PM
Sundays
12 AM6 PM

Toronto Downtown

You can find our location right next to Barreworks and Trek.

Contact Information

Phone: (416) 603-0388

Address

623 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 2B7

Hours of Operations

Mondays
11 AM7 PM
Tuesdays
11 AM7 PM
Wednesdays
11 AM7 PM
Thursdays
11 AM7 PM
Fridays
11 AM7 PM
Saturdays
11 AM7 PM
Sundays
11 AM6 PM

Scarborough

Our location is on Sheppard Avenue East right next to the Pharma-Cita / Doctor’s Office. We offer ample parking with accessibility-friendly options available

Contact Information

Phone: (416) 298-8595

Address

222-4810 Sheppard Avenue East
North York, ON M2N 3A9

Hours of Operations

Mondays
11:30 AM8 PM
Tuesdays
11:30 AM8 PM
Wednesdays
11:30 AM8 PM
Thursdays
11:30 AM8 PM
Fridays
11:30 AM8 PM
Saturdays
11:30 AM8 PM
Sundays
11:30 AM6 PM

Mississauga

Our location is on Dundas Street East right next to Dollarama. We offer ample parking with accessibility-friendly options available

Contact Information

Phone: (905) 232-7388

Address

B3-1475 Dundas Street East
Mississauga, ON L4X 2W4

Hours of Operations

Mondays
12 PM7 PM
Tuesdays
12 PM7 PM
Wednesdays
12 PM7 PM
Thursdays
12 PM7 PM
Fridays
12 PM7 PM
Saturdays
12 PM7 PM
Sundays
12 PM6 PM

Aurora

You can find our location on Bayview Ave, right near the Aspen Grove Montessori School. We offer ample parking with accessibility-friendly options available.

Contact Information

Phone: (905) 841-3833

Address

1-239 Earl Stewart Road
Aurora, ON 2H92+XM

Hours of Operations

Mondays
12 PM7 PM
Tuesdays
Closed
Wednesdays
12 PM7 PM
Thursdays
12 PM7 PM
Fridays
12 PM7 PM
Saturdays
12 PM7 PM
Sundays
12 PM6 PM

You can find our location on Rutherford Road in the same shopping area as Kabul Farms Supermarket and Rutherford Road & Highway 400 Animal Hospital. We offer ample parking with accessibility-friendly options available

Contact Information

Phone: (289) 553-6238

Address

18-3120 Rutherford Road
Woodbridge, ON

Hours of Operations

Mondays
Closed
Tuesdays
Closed
Wednesdays
12 PM7 PM
Thursdays
12 PM7 PM
Fridays
12 PM7 PM
Saturdays
12 PM7 PM
Sundays
12 AM6 PM

You can find our location right next to Barreworks and Trek.

Contact Information

Phone: (416) 603-0388

Address

623 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 2B7

Hours of Operations

Mondays
11 AM7 PM
Tuesdays
11 AM7 PM
Wednesdays
11 AM7 PM
Thursdays
11 AM7 PM
Fridays
11 AM7 PM
Saturdays
11 AM7 PM
Sundays
11 AM6 PM

Our location is on Sheppard Avenue East right next to the Pharma-Cita / Doctor’s Office. We offer ample parking with accessibility-friendly options available

Contact Information

Phone: (416) 298-8595

Address

222-4810 Sheppard Avenue East
North York, ON M2N 3A9

Hours of Operations

Mondays
11:30 AM8 PM
Tuesdays
11:30 AM8 PM
Wednesdays
11:30 AM8 PM
Thursdays
11:30 AM8 PM
Fridays
11:30 AM8 PM
Saturdays
11:30 AM8 PM
Sundays
11:30 AM6 PM

Our location is on Dundas Street East right next to Dollarama. We offer ample parking with accessibility-friendly options available

Contact Information

Phone: (905) 232-7388

Address

B3-1475 Dundas Street East
Mississauga, ON L4X 2W4

Hours of Operations

Mondays
12 PM7 PM
Tuesdays
12 PM7 PM
Wednesdays
12 PM7 PM
Thursdays
12 PM7 PM
Fridays
12 PM7 PM
Saturdays
12 PM7 PM
Sundays
12 PM6 PM

You can find our location on Bayview Ave, right near the Aspen Grove Montessori School. We offer ample parking with accessibility-friendly options available.

Contact Information

Phone: (905) 841-3833

Address

1-239 Earl Stewart Road
Aurora, ON 2H92+XM

Hours of Operations

Mondays
12 PM7 PM
Tuesdays
Closed
Wednesdays
12 PM7 PM
Thursdays
12 PM7 PM
Fridays
12 PM7 PM
Saturdays
12 PM7 PM
Sundays
12 PM6 PM

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