Digital Eye Strain in Quebec & Ontario

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What Is Digital Eye Strain?

Digital eye strain is the catch-all name for ocular conditions resulting from the use of digital devices. It’s also known as computer vision syndrome. Your eyes work overtime to maintain clarity while viewing digital screens, and discomfort can result from all this extra work.

Symptoms of Digital Eye Strain

Some symptoms of digital eye strain include:

  • Blurred or double vision
  • Sore, tired, or burning eyes
  • Watery eyes
  • Light sensitivity
  • Headaches
  • Back, shoulder, or neck pain

These symptoms may also be caused by more serious eye conditions, but a comprehensive eye exam can rule out eye diseases and other problems. Please visit us if you’re experiencing any of the symptoms of digital eye strain.

Children and Digital Eye Strain

The Canadian Association of Optometrists says that children’s use of digital media has increased dramatically. Accompanying this increase in screen time is a rise in obesity rates, poorer sleep quality, and learning delays.

Studies show that the odds of children’s visual issues increase after 2-4 hours of screen time. To prevent digital eye strain and the health problems that can accompany it, kids should take breaks from screens every 30-60 minutes.

Preventing Digital Eye Strain

Digital devices will likely be with us well into the future. Your eyesight needs to be protected well into the future too! There are a few things you can do to mitigate digital eye strain.

Keep screens approximately at arm’s length from your body. The top of a computer monitor should be at eye level and your keyboard and mouse should be within reach.

Workstation ergonomics should help you keep your head and neck aligned with your torso and your body upright instead of hunched.

The 20-20-20 Rule

For every 20 minutes spent looking at your screen, look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds. The 20-20-20 rule can help reduce digital eye strain by giving your eyes a chance to refocus and exercise. Plus, it will help you remember to blink!

Digital device users blink much less often when faced with a screen than when going about other day-to-day activities.

Our Locations

Barrie

You’ll find our Barrie location in the Barrie Primary Care Campus on Bayview Drive.

Contact Information

Address

370 Bayview Dr
Barrie, ON L4N 7L3

Our Hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
11 AM7 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Brampton

You’ll find our Brampton location in SmartCentres Bramport on Bovaird Drive East.

Contact Information

Address

2979 Bovaird Dr E
Brampton, ON L6S 0C6

Our Hours

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM5 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Thornhill

LMC Thornhill Optometric Centre is located in the Tim Horton’s plaza, just off Steeles Avenue West.

Contact Information

Address

#5 – 1600 Steeles Ave W
Concord, ON L4K 4M2

Our Hours

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM4 PM
Saturday
Closed *call for scheduling, we’re open some Saturdays!
Sunday
Closed

Ville Saint-Laurent, QC

You’ll find our Ville Saint-Laurent location at the main intersection of Trans Canada Highway and Highway 40.

Contact Information

Address

6363 Transcanadienne, Suite 238
Ville Saint-Laurent, QC H4T 1Z9

Our Hours

Monday
Call to book an appointment
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Montreal, QC

You’ll find our Montreal location close to the Montreal Children’s Hospital, across Decarie Boulevard.

Contact Information

Address

5325 Crowley Ave, Suite 301
Montreal, QC H4A 2C6

Our Hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Call to book an appointment
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

You’ll find our Barrie location in the Barrie Primary Care Campus on Bayview Drive.

Contact Information

Address

370 Bayview Dr
Barrie, ON L4N 7L3

Our Hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
11 AM7 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

You’ll find our Brampton location in SmartCentres Bramport on Bovaird Drive East.

Contact Information

Address

2979 Bovaird Dr E
Brampton, ON L6S 0C6

Our Hours

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM5 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

LMC Thornhill Optometric Centre is located in the Tim Horton’s plaza, just off Steeles Avenue West.

Contact Information

Address

#5 – 1600 Steeles Ave W
Concord, ON L4K 4M2

Our Hours

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM4 PM
Saturday
Closed *call for scheduling, we’re open some Saturdays!
Sunday
Closed

You’ll find our Ville Saint-Laurent location at the main intersection of Trans Canada Highway and Highway 40.

Contact Information

Address

6363 Transcanadienne, Suite 238
Ville Saint-Laurent, QC H4T 1Z9

Our Hours

Monday
Call to book an appointment
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

You’ll find our Montreal location close to the Montreal Children’s Hospital, across Decarie Boulevard.

Contact Information

Address

5325 Crowley Ave, Suite 301
Montreal, QC H4A 2C6

Our Hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Call to book an appointment
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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