Vivid Eye Care | Cranston Market Optometry | Calgary
356 Cranston Rd SE #1020 Calgary AB T3M 0S9 (403) 724-0101
(587) 323-4302

Calgary, AB |403.724.0101

Digital Eye Strain

Digital Eye Strain: We Can Help!

Digital eye strain is a modern-day vision problem, which is affecting a growing number of the population; it can affect anyone who is constantly using digital devices for extended periods of time. Digital devices emit a type of light called HEV Light (or “Blue” Light), which is the primary cause of digital eye strain.


Strained eyes are not exclusively caused by looking at digital devices, so many of the symptoms experienced are shared with other causes which include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Eye fatigue/irritation
  • Headaches
  • Neck and lower back pain
  • Light sensitivity

We Can Help Manage Your Digital Eye Strain

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The requirement to use digital devices in our everyday lives is not going away anytime soon. Therefore, proper management of your habits, lifestyle and vision care is the key to ensuring your eyes stay healthy.

At Vivid Eye Care, our experienced optometrists have provided tailored advice and successfully helped to mitigate digital eye strain for our patients. Please contact us if you have any of the symptoms mentioned earlier so we can provide relief for the discomfort and inconvenience caused by digital eye strain.

Management and Treatment

Available with or without a prescription, specially coated computer glasses or contact lenses can significantly reduce exposure to HEV Light without affecting visibility.

The “20/20/20 rule” is useful for giving your eyes the breaks they need to prevent damage or adverse symptoms from occurring. Every 20 minutes, look at something at least 20 feet away, for at least 20 seconds. Making this a habit will ensure that your eyes get sufficient rest to effectively mitigate long-term damage to your eyes.

These filters are commonly offered for smartphones, tablets and computer monitors. They are thin layers of plastic or tempered glass which are placed over the screens, and block significant amounts of HEV Light from reaching our eyes without affecting the visibility of the display. They can also serve the function of screen protectors.

Our Location

Our office is part of the Cranston Market Clinic and is just two minutes off of Deerfoot Trail. Vivid Eye Care is in the same plaza as the Sobey’s and Scotiabank.

Communities We Serve

  • Cranston
  • Seton
  • Auburn Bay
  • McKenzie Lake
  • De Winton
  • Heritage Pointe
  • Mahogany
  • Chaparral
  • McKenzie Towne
  • Douglasdale
  • Quarry Park
  • Willow Park


356 Cranston Road SE #1020
Calgary, AB T3M 0S9

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Phone: +1 (403) 724-0101

+1 (403) 724-0107


Monday 8am - 8pm
Tuesday 9am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 8pm
Thursday 9am - 5:30pm
Friday 8am - 4:00pm
Saturday 9am - 2:00pm
Sunday Closed

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