Digital Eye Strain

Nowadays, almost everyone interacts with backlit LED screens like computers, tablets, and smartphones. These new technologies are essential in our day-to-day lives but this has put us at risk of the harmful effects of Blue UV Light.

Long periods of working on a computer or mobile device can lead to a condition known as “Digital Eye Strain”. Digital Eye Strain causes symptoms such as headaches, difficulty focusing, blurry vision, and/or a burning sensation in your eyes at the end of your workday.

Protecting your eyes from sources of Blue UV light can mitigate the harmful effects caused by Digital Eye Strain. There are a variety of options that can reduce your exposure to Blue UV light including Blue Light Filtering lenses and a few modifications to your work environment. Always ask your Eye Care Professional for the best course of action based on your own lifestyle.

A general description of what blue UV light is, where it comes from and the potential risk it can have on your eyes

Negative effects to Blue UV light include:

  • + Headaches
  • + Dry and irritated eyes
  • + Difficulty falling asleep at night
  • + Blurry eyes
  • + Difficulty focusing
  • + Burning sensation after prolonged use

If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms above from prolonged use of digital devices, visit us in-store for a consultation with one of our Eye Care Professionals. We will provide an assessment and recommend solutions to help you reduce eyestrain.

Contact Us

For more information on blue light, feel free to reach out to us for questions and/or consultation.

You can call us at 403-764-6161 or send an email to You can also visit us in-store at any of our two locations in Calgary, AB.

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