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Digital Eye Strain in Cochrane

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How the Digital World Affects Our Eyes

Digital devices are everywhere. In our pockets, in our workplaces, and even in our schools. With the increasing popularity of computers, phones, and tablets, it’s not surprising that our eyes are being affected. According to a survey conducted by the Alberta Association of Optometrists, Albertans spend an average of 10.5 hours using digital devices each day.

With these startling numbers, It’s not surprising that digital eye strain, or computer vision syndrome (CVS) is a growing concern.

Book an appointment with River Heights Eye Care. We can help you alleviate and avoid digital eye strain.

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What Are The Symptoms of Digital Eye Strain?

Digital eye strain can occur after extended periods of continued visual focus on any digital device. Symptoms of digital eye strain may include:

  • Headaches
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Red, tired eyes
  • Eyelid twitching
  • Dry eyes
  • Neck, shoulder, or back pain

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How Can I Prevent Digital Eye Strain?

The obvious answer is to spend less time using digital devices, or at least remember to take frequent breaks. However, this isn’t always possible. That’s why we offer strategies, techniques, and products that can help.

The Canadian Association of Optometrists suggests following the 20-20-20 rule: every 20 minutes shift your gaze to an object at least 20 feet away from you for 20 seconds. This can help your eyes relax, reducing stress and strain.

When focused on digital screens, our eyes are exposed to artificial blue light. Because our eyes aren’t used to being exposed to this much blue light, they may become tired and strained. Luckily, there are specialty lens coatings and computer glasses that can help.

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Our brand-new clinic is located in River Heights, on the south side of the beautiful Bow River. You’ll find us across the highway from the Community of Fireside, beside Cochrane Dodge.

Contact Information

Phone: (587) 327-9000
Fax: (587) 327-9001
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1129 4A River Heights Drive
Cochrane, AB T4C 0N8

Hours of Operations

9 AM5 PM
11 AM7 PM
10 AM5 PM
11 AM7 PM
10 AM4:30 PM
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