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Dr. Leung’s Tips on Managing Digital Eye Strain

From Zoom meetings and online classes, everyone is spending more time on their digital devices while we face a new world. With the majority of people working from home and adapting to a new way of living, digital eye strain is something that many of my patients have started to notice throughout the day.

Our eyes have to work even harder than they were before, exerting more effort when reading from your phone or focusing on fine print from your computer. Symptoms of digital eye strain can vary from blurred vision, eyestrain, headaches, and even result in dry eyes. Depending on your eyes, you may find yourself having trouble focusing and maintaining clarity in your vision. 

Adjusting your screen brightness and colour tones to a setting that is more comfortable can help to reduce your symptoms. Remember to take frequent breaks as much as possible, to relieve the stress on your eyes. As funny as this sounds, don’t forget to BLINK your eyes to refresh and hydrate your eyes! 

Have you heard of blue light? Blue light is emitted from the sun, but also comes from our laptops, phones, and tablets. It has shown to increase eye fatigue and alter our sleep patterns by reducing the amount of melatonin secreted within our body. Having a blue light filter in your glasses can significantly help improve your eye strain you may be experiencing at the end of the day. 

Most importantly, it’s best to have your eyes checked by your optometrist to ensure your prescription is accurate and up-to-date. If you’re experiencing any symptoms of digital eye strain, book an appointment to see how we can help you and your eye health! 

Written by Jocelyn Leung

Optometrist

Dr. Leung was born and raised in North York, ON and always had a passion for optometry since middle school. She graduated with both her Honours Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Optometry on the Dean’s Honours List in 2019 from the University of Waterloo.

Dr. Leung has had the privilege of receiving extensive training in advanced dry eye disease management and treatment in Brampton, ON. She also gained valuable experience in the management of diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration as well as management strategies for myopia control. She also had the opportunity to work for LASIK MD in providing pre and post-operative care for LASIK and PRK surgeries. Dr. Leung is an active member of the Canadian Association of Optometrist and the Ontario Association of Optometrist.


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  • Dr. Mike Woods, OD
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