Digital Eye Strain Relief in Grande Prairie, Jasper, & Edson

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Too Much Screen Time Could Make Your Eyes Uncomfortable

We use digital devices almost every day of our lives. Whether we’re working, relaxing, or connecting with friends and family, a digital device makes everything just that more convenient.

However, spending too much time in front of a screen could lead to an uncomfortable condition called digital eye strain. Digital eye strain can make it difficult to enjoy your devices, and other issues like dry eyes and uncorrected refractive errors could contribute to your symptoms.

If you’re craving relief from eye strain symptoms, book an appointment with Aurora Eye Care today.

How Does Eye Strain Develop?

Eye strain often develops if you spend too much time focusing on a task. Focusing on a task can reduce the amount you blink, affecting the nourishment your tears provide to your eyes.

Working on a digital device isn’t the only source of eye strain. You could experience symptoms when reading, writing, or driving for a long time.

Several factors can contribute to digital eye strain, including your posture, room lighting, screen brightness, and the distance between the screen and your eyes.

Finding Relief Is Only an Appointment Away

We can recommend some strategies to help alleviate digital eye strain symptoms.

One of the most common is taking a break from the screen. If you feel like your eyes are tired, sore, and irritated, try spending 20 seconds looking at something 20 feet away every 20 minutes (the 20-20-20 rule). Breaks like these can give your eyes a chance to resume frequent blinking and readjust before returning to work. 

If you struggle with digital eye strain regularly, you may want to consider other treatment options.

Anti-fatigue lenses use 2 corrective powers to maintain distance vision while alleviating eye strain for close-vision tasks, such as computer work.

Office lenses are specialty multifocal lenses designed for near and intermediate vision to relieve some of the strain on your eyes when doing computer work.

Blue blocking coating can help your eyes by limiting the amount of blue light entering your eye from your screen. Blue light is difficult for our eyes to focus on, so reducing the amount of blue light hitting your eyes can help reduce eye strain.

Enhanced dry eye treatment may be beneficial if your eye strain is worsened as a result of dry eye. There are treatments available to help relieve the symptoms of dry eye and, subsequently, help with digital eye strain.

Adjusting your work set-up, getting specialized lenses, and some pharmaceuticals can be very effective in managing eye strain.

Digital eye strain shares some symptoms with dry eye disease, like:

  • Irritation
  • Blurry vision
  • Wateriness
  • Eye pain
  • Excessive blinking

If you’re struggling with eye strain regularly, book an appointment with us today. We can determine the quality of your tears and develop strategies to provide you with relief.

Our Locations

Grande Prairie

Our location is on the corner of 92nd Street and 100th Avenue, right across from Starbucks in the same plaza as Shoppers Drug Mart.

  • 101 9920 92 St.
  • Grande Prairie, AB T8X 0E7


We’re located right on the main road heading west on 4th Avenue, just past the Scotiabank on the left.

  • 5015 4th Ave.
  • Edson, AB T7E 1V2


Find us right underneath the clock on Connaught Drive, nestled in the alcove, with plenty of street parking available.

  • 622C Connaught Dr.
  • Jasper, AB T0E 1E0

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