Computer Vision Syndrome - Digital Eye Strain
With the increase in the number of digital devices and the increasing amount of time spent engaging with computers, tablets, phones and smart watches, that research is showing a rise in the detection of visual problems. Having uncorrected hyeropia or myopia, astigmatism or presbyopia can all make computer use less comfortable and efficient. Depending on your condition, your eyes could be exerting extra effort or be forced to work harder to maintain a clear image when viewing the screen. Even people with perfect vision may experience symptoms such as blurred vision, eyestrain and headaches with prolonged computer use.
Our doctors of optometry can help improve your computing experience. They will need to know:
- How many hours a day you use a computer?
- The distance from your eyes to your screen
- The overall setup of your workstation, your main tasks and if you have multiple screens
- The type and location of lighting in your work area
This will help with to discover if you suffer from Computer Vision Syndrome, or if your discomfort is the result of a more serious vision or health problem
Regular eye exams can help maintain your overall health
Existing patients can book their appointment directly, if you don't have access to your electronic patient records or are a new patient, fill out the form below or call our staff and ask us to enable your account or book an exam.
We are conveniently located on Spadina Avenue between Richmond and Adelaide Sts. Complete the form below and we'll help you find an appointment over email. If that doesn't work, just call us and we'll find a time that fits your schedule.
- Adults aged 19-64 years
- A comprehensive ocular and visual assessment involving over 50 tests. This is the price of an annual eye exam for anyone.
- Individualized treatment plan
- Eyeglass and contact lens prescriptions *
- Comprehensive ocular health and visual assessment involving >50 tests
- Retinal Photography
- OCT and Visual Fields **
- * Additional follow-up and partial eye exams may be required.
- ** As required. There are no additional fees on our Annual Eye Exams for retinal photos or OCT. OHIP does not cover retinal photos or OCT, which we feel is important to thoroughly examine your eyes for retinal diseases and glaucoma. Early diagnosis and intervention is our goal.