Old South Optometry

Digital Eye Strain and Computer Vision Syndrome

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Find Relief for the Symptoms of Digital Eye Strain

Sitting and working at a computer all day can leave you with dry eyes, headaches, blurred vision, and body aches and pains. These may all be a result of digital eye strain—and there are ways to relieve these symptoms, no career change required. 

Uncorrected vision problems, including an out-of-date prescription, could be making your symptoms worse. Come in for an eye exam, and let us know about your typical workday and what your office setup looks like.

What Is Digital Eye Strain?

Your eyes work hard when you’re at your desk, and all that effort results in what’s called digital eye strain, or computer vision syndrome. Your eyes are dealing with high-energy blue light from your screen, which is harder for them to focus on

You’re also blinking less (an average of 5 times per minute instead of 12), resulting in drier eyes. On top of that, your workstation might not be set up ideally for you, potentially leaving you squinting through glare or angling your body in a way that results in body pain or headaches.

Digital Eye Strain Symptoms

The symptoms of digital eye strain may also be due to undiagnosed vision problems, including a prescription that isn’t ideal for working at a screen, or one that’s outdated. Be sure to talk to your optometrist if you notice new vision symptoms or discomfort, including:

  • Blurred vision
  • Headaches
  • Dry eyes
  • Eye pain
  • Excessive tearing or blinking
  • Eye strain or irritation

Find Comfort All Day Long

You don’t need to accept the aches, pains, and dry eyes caused by digital eye strain. Book an appointment today and learn how we can help with digital eye strain symptoms.

Our Location

Find Us

We are conveniently located in South London, at the southwest corner of Wharncliffe Rd S & Emery St W.

Our Address

  • 393 Wharncliffe Rd S
  • London, Ontario N6J 2M3

Where to Park

We have lots of free parking right outside our office. There is also space for larger vehicles and accessible parking.

Contact Information

Hours of Operations

  • Monday: 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM 8:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 8:30 AM 1:30 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

* Closed on the Saturdays of long weekends.

Our Speciality Services

Dry Eye Therapy

Contact Lens Exams, Fittings, & Brands

Refractice Surgery Co-Managment

Children’s Eye Exams

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