Managing Computer Related Eye Strain

Do You Get COMPUTER EYE STRAIN?  If you do, We Can Help!

Most of our patients work downtown and work with a computer.  Our doctors are experts in relieving computer-related eye strain.  Don’t be surprised if your optometrist prescribes a separate pair of glasses for computer use to relieve excessive eye strain at work.  We want your eyes to work… not to overwork.  Computer eye glasses will help you work more efficiently, more comfortably and you will be able to go home at the end of the work day with less fatigue.


Does your computer give you eye strain?  If so, you may be experiencing Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS).

With CVS your symptoms might include:

  • Eye Strain
  • Eye Fatigue
  • Eye Irritation
  • Headaches
  • Light Sensitivity
  • Dry Eyes
  • Double Vision
  • Intermittent Blur
  • Slow shift of near to far vision

If you feel any or all of these symptoms you might benefit from a separate pair of glasses that are specifically designed to take away the excess strain from your eyes when you work with a computer.


When you work with a computer your eyes are not supposed to focus on the screen, they are supposed to focus just behind the screen.  When this happens, yours eyes can focus around the screen in a flexible stress free way.

The amount of focus from where your are sitting to the focusing point behind the screen is referred to as the lag of accommodation.  Accommodation is the process where eye muscles pull your focus in from a far distance to a near focus.

When you read, your eyes must focus in, turn in and rotate in a balanced and coordinated fashion.  If your eyes do not work together as a team and in balance then the result is CVS.

Relief comes with a separate pair of glasses designed specifically for computer use.  These glasses focus at your working distance with an appropriate depth of focus around your screen.

These glasses would not do any work for your eyes, they would simply take away the excess stress from your eyes.  We want your eyes to work, not to overwork.

If you are over 40 years of age, your symptoms will be compounded by presbyopia – a predictable age-related change in your focusing ability.


Having a separate pair of glasses designed specifically for near work would allow you to:

  • Be more comfortable
  • Be more productive
  • Make fewer mistakes.

Wearing a task-oriented prescription may also slow down the rate of progression of myopia (nearsightedness) and maintain the flexibility of your eye muscles.

Make an appointment to see our doctors and then consult our opticians for expert lens and eyewear advice.


Call us at (604) 681- 5351 or fill in the appointment form…