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Reasons for Digital Eye Strain: Ocular misalignment

Having your eyes work well together is critical for reading and screen comfort. There are six muscles behind each eye that must work in concert for comfort. Your Optometrist can assess your eye muscle coordination and make recommendations. Vision Therapy is like physiotherapy for the eye muscles and can help strengthen and align misalignments (not all Optometrists offer Vision Therapy). Alternatively, a lens with “prism” can sometimes be used to relax misalignments and help eyestrain.

 

A very basic test for alignment issues… stare at the asterisk below and alternate covering one eye and then the other.   If the asterisk shifts at all up/down or significantly right/left you should see your optometrist.

 

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Last modified onWednesday, 22 April 2020 19:58
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