Digital Eye Strain in Liberty Village, Toronto

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Understanding Digital Eye Strain

While digital eye strain can seem pretty self-explanatory, knowing how it can affect your eyes and vision is important. Dr. Manji and the team are here to diagnose and treat digital eye strain while also helping our patients learn more about it. 

Digital eye strain can cause symptoms like dry eyes, blurry vision, and headaches. Through different lenses and other tips and tricks, we can provide solutions. 

Contact us to schedule your appointment today and begin addressing digital eye strain.

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What Causes Digital Eye Strain?

Digital eye strain, also known as computer vision syndrome, can be caused by prolonged exposure to digital screens. When that happens, symptoms like dry eyes, headaches, and blurred vision can interfere with your productivity and comfort. 

Our goal is to educate our patients and help them overcome digital eye strain through eyewear and at-home management techniques.

What Contributes to Digital Eye Strain?

For us at Dr. Rehana Manji & Associates, it all starts with patient education. When you visit us for your appointment, Dr. Manji will take the time to answer any questions or concerns you may have and truly understand your eyes and vision. 

There are several factors that may contribute to digital eye strain, including: 

  • Extended screen time
  • Uncorrected vision problems, such as astigmatism and presbyopia
  • Poor lighting in your workspace
  • Incorrect distance or angle while viewing your screen
  • Infrequent blinking

Our Digital Eye Strain Strategies

We know that digital eye strain can be challenging to deal with and often frustrating. Fortunately, our team can explain the steps you can take to prevent and manage digital eye strain and recommend tools like anti-fatigue lenses and other management options.

Our team can help determine the right option for you based on your individual needs.

Anti-Fatigue Lenses

Anti-fatigue lenses are designed to help lessen eye strain caused by prolonged digital screen use. They feature a small boost of power that helps your eyes transition more smoothly from looking at distant objects to focusing on things up close.

By reducing the strain on your eyes, these lenses can provide much-needed relief and make extended screen time more comfortable. We offer Varilux and Eyezen lenses to help our patients manage digital eye strain.

Explore our optical boutique to find new frames to pair with your lenses.

If you’ve been spending long hours staring at screens and are experiencing eye strain, there are eye drops available that can provide relief.

When choosing eye drops for digital eye strain, it’s important to avoid products that contain redness removers, as these may worsen dry eye symptoms.

Ask Dr. Manji what eye drops would be best for your situation.

Focusing on your screen for long periods without a break can dry your eyes and cause strain. Giving your eyes a break is crucial, and the 20-20-20 rule allows for some well-deserved rest.

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


Digital Eye Strain & Dry Eye

One frequently reported symptom of digital eye strain is dry eye. When we spend extended periods focusing on screens, we tend to blink less frequently, leading to insufficient lubrication of the eyes. This can result in dryness, redness, and irritation.

The continuous use of digital devices can disrupt the normal blinking pattern, reducing tear production and causing dry eye symptoms. The good news is that we provide a variety of dry eye treatment options. 

Learn more about our dry eye services by visiting our Dry Eye Therapy page. You can also read more about the impact of screen time on your eyes on our blog.

Your Eye Health Is Our Priority

When you visit us for help with digital eye strain, you can expect a warm welcome and an educational experience. Dr. Manji loves talking to patients about their vision and eye health.

We know that digital eye strain can be difficult to deal with, but we’re in your corner to help. Contact us to schedule your appointment today.

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Our Location

Come Visit Us

Our office is located inside Pearle Vision Liberty Village. You’ll find us across the street from Starbucks and LCBO.

  • 2-51 Hanna Ave.
  • Toronto, ON M6K 3N7

Hours of Operation

  • *Monday: 12:00 PM 6:00 PM
  • *Tuesday: 12:00 PM 6:00 PM
  • *Wednesday: 12:00 PM 6:00 PM
  • *Thursday: 12:00 PM 6:00 PM
  • *Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM 4:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

**Pearle Vision Hours
Monday – Thursday 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Friday – Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm

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