Digital Eye Strain Management in Markham

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Taking a Break from the Digital World

Long hours in front of a digital screen have become an unavoidable part of everyday life for many people. Your eyes are unique and sensitive—they require proper care and maintenance like the rest of your body.  

Whether it’s for work or entertainment, long hours staring at your screen can result in an appearance of digital eye strain. We help our patients manage the symptoms of digital eye strain and work to find them the relief they deserve. 

Contact us to schedule an appointment to get to the bottom of your digital eye strain symptoms today.

Exploring the Symptoms of Digital Eye Strain

Digital eye strain, also known as computer vision syndrome, can affect your eyes when you spend long periods of time in front of your computer, phone, tablet, or other digital screens. 

Common signs and symptoms of digital eye strain may include: 

  • Dry eyes
  • Headaches
  • Eyestrain
  • Blurred vision

Digital eye strain symptoms can be magnified by preexisting conditions such as myopia (nearsightedness), astigmatism, or presbyopia. Our team can help diagnose digital eye strain and help you find relief.

Managing Digital Eye Strain at Ora Eyecare

Your first step to managing digital eye strain is scheduling a comprehensive eye examination with our team to explore and understand your symptoms. 

The severity of your symptoms can depend on different factors such as:

  • How much time you’re spending on your computer
  • Your lighting situation, including glare
  • Your posture and the angle of your monitor

Our team will perform a thorough check-up of your eyes and develop a personalized treatment plan. Along with treatment, there are some at-home management methods you can implement.

Practice the 20-20-20 Rule

The 20-20-20 rule allows your eyes to rest between intense working sessions. You may find yourself getting lost in your work, so making time for some visual rest is essential.

The 20-20-20 rule involves:

  • Looking away from your screen every 20 minutes
  • Focusing on something 20 feet away
  • Looking at the object of focus for at least 20 seconds

Lighting can play a large part in preventing digital eye strain. Be aware of lighting that’s too dim or too bright, as it can have a negative effect on your eyes and cause strain.

Balance is key, so adjusting your screen brightness to prevent excessive squinting can save you some stress. Glare is also a contributing factor to eye strain and is essential to consider in your setup.

Your seating and viewing angles can play a large part in preventing digital eye strain, especially if you spend long hours in front of your screen.

Your screen should be about an arm’s length from your eyes and 20 degrees below eye level to minimize stress on your eyes.

Your Comfort Comes First

At Ora Eyecare, we want your vision at its best. Digital eye strain management is a combination of treatment and practicing healthy screen usage habits in everyday life.

Contact us to schedule an appointment and find relief from digital eye strain today.

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Insurance & Direct Billing

At Ora Eyecare, we’re pleased to accept most major insurance companies. For your convenience, we can directly bill your insurance company on your behalf and will assist with other paperwork that may need to be completed.

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Our Location

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We’re conveniently located in Markville Mall, just off Highway #7. If you have any trouble finding us, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Where to Park?

There is plenty of parking available in the mall parking lot. Our practice is located close to the food court and entrance #2.

Our Address

  • 5000 Highway #7 East, Unit 2175
  • Markham, ON L3R 4M9

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Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 10:00 AM 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM 9:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM 9:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM 9:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM 6:00 PM
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