Dr. M. Chiu, Dr. K. Fong + Associates
25 The West Mall Etobicoke ON M9C 1B8 (416) 621-4763
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Dr. M. Chiu, Dr. K. Fong + Associates
100 City Centre Drive, Unit 2-114 Mississauga ON L5B 2C9 (905) 896-7770
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Dr. M. Chiu, Dr. K. Fong + Associates
499 Main Street South #81 Brampton ON L6Y 1N7 (905) 451-2199
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Digital Eye Strain

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How Much Screen Time is Too Much For Your Eyes?

There is no question we are living in the digital age; nearly all of our jobs and interests require at least some time spent in front of a computer or television screen. And even though this newfound availability for digital devices has reached an all-time high, we still need to understand that these devices affect our vision.

Causes & Symptoms of Digital Eye Strain

Digital eye strain can be caused by focusing for too long on a digital screen and/or reduced blinking. Even your eyes taking in too much blue light from your digital screens can cause a strain on your eyes.

Patients can experience digital eye strain differently than others, but some of the most common irritations stem from itchiness, your eyes being overly watery, or even general redness. Some studies have shown a correlation between myopia and exposure to screens at an early age. By speaking to your optometrist, you can find the right solution for your digital eye strain symptoms.

Digital Eye Strain Treatments

By booking an appointment to see an optometrist, you can get tailored solutions for you and your eyes. Some treatments may include medications and eye drops, but if you are looking for quick relief, you can always try the 20-20-20 rule.

The Canadian Optometric Association recommends the 20-20-20 rule as an easy way to give your eyes relief. Every 20 minutes, shift your eyes to an object about 20 feet away for about 20 seconds. This should relax your eyes so you can continue working with a screen.

While the 20-20-20 rule can offer relief, a better solution can be booking an eye exam with our optometrists.

Book Your Appointment Today

Digital eye strain can affect your performance at work or in school. If you believe you might be experiencing symptoms of digital eye strain, book your eye appointment today.

Our Services

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All locations are open in Etobicoke/Mississauga and Brampton. For full hours and contact information, please click here.

Sherway Gardens/Sage

We have relocated to Sage Eyecare, 5 mins from Sherway Gardens.

Contact Information

(416) 621-4763
info@sageeyecare.ca

Address

104-755 Queensway East
Mississauga, ON L4Y 4C5
Monday
10 AM – 7 PM
Tuesday
10 AM – 7 PM
Wednesday
10 AM – 7 PM
Thursday
10 AM – 7 PM
Friday
10 AM – 7 PM
Saturday
10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday
11 AM – 5 PM

We have relocated to Sage Eyecare, 5 mins from Sherway Gardens.

Contact Information

(416) 621-4763
info@sageeyecare.ca

Address

104-755 Queensway East
Mississauga, ON L4Y 4C5
Monday
10 AM – 7 PM
Tuesday
10 AM – 7 PM
Wednesday
10 AM – 7 PM
Thursday
10 AM – 7 PM
Friday
10 AM – 7 PM
Saturday
10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday
11 AM – 5 PM

Square One/Sage

We have relocated to Sage Eyecare, 7 mins from Square One.

Contact Information

(905) 896-7770
info@sageeyecare.ca

Address

104-755 Queensway East
Mississauga, ON L4Y 4C5
Monday
10 AM – 7 PM
Tuesday
10 AM – 7 PM
Wednesday
10 AM – 7 PM
Thursday
10 AM – 7 PM
Friday
10 AM – 7 PM
Saturday
10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday
11 AM – 5 PM

We have relocated to Sage Eyecare, 7 mins from Square One.

Contact Information

(905) 896-7770
info@sageeyecare.ca

Address

104-755 Queensway East
Mississauga, ON L4Y 4C5
Monday
10 AM – 7 PM
Tuesday
10 AM – 7 PM
Wednesday
10 AM – 7 PM
Thursday
10 AM – 7 PM
Friday
10 AM – 7 PM
Saturday
10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday
11 AM – 5 PM

Shoppers World/Mint

We have relocated to Mint Eyecare, 7 mins from Shoppers World.

Contact Information

(905) 451-2199
info@minteyecare.ca

Address

169 Queen Street West
Brampton, ON L6Y 1M5
Monday
10 AM – 7 PM
Tuesday
10 AM – 7 PM
Wednesday
10 AM – 7 PM
Thursday
10 AM – 7 PM
Friday
10 AM – 7 PM
Saturday
10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday
10 AM – 5 PM

We have relocated to Mint Eyecare, 7 mins from Shoppers World.

Contact Information

(905) 451-2199
info@minteyecare.ca

Address

169 Queen Street West
Brampton, ON L6Y 1M5
Monday
10 AM – 7 PM
Tuesday
10 AM – 7 PM
Wednesday
10 AM – 7 PM
Thursday
10 AM – 7 PM
Friday
10 AM – 7 PM
Saturday
10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday
10 AM – 5 PM

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