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Oakville, ON / 905.847.3937

contact lenses designed to reduce digital eye strain caused by extensive digital device use

New Contact Lens for Digital Device Use

Abbey Eye Care is now pleased to offer this exciting new technology to our patients. CooperVision has developed the first contact lens designed with special optics to reduce the strain that digital devices can cause on our eyes.

What is Digital Eye Fatigue?

It is the ocular discomfort felt after 2+ hours in front of digital devices. It is characterized by:

  • Tiredness
  • Dryness
  • Redness

What impact does it have on our eyes and vision?

  • It can lead to the focusing muscle in the eye becoming tired. The ciliary muscle inside the eye works extra hard whenever ou have to focus up close. Constantly moving on and off screens is a sure fire way to overwork them and give yourself eye fatigue.
  • Blinking less causes dryness. On average we blink 18 times per minute, when you use digital devices you only blink about 4 times per minute (80% reduction).

How can these new contact lenses help?

The Biofinity Energys is specifically designed for digital device use and features the following benefits:

  • Innovative digital zone optics – to help with eye tiredness caused by focusing on close up digital devices.
  • Aquaform technology – provides natural moisture and breathability to help with eye dryness.

Talk to our team to see if this new innovative contact lens is for you. Click here to view our current promotion on this lens.

Written by Dr Jeff Goodhew

Dr. Goodhew graduated from the University of Waterloo with his Optometry degree in 1993 and became therapeutically licensed in 2000. He enjoys being an active part of his profession, having served as the President of the Ontario Association of Optometrists from 2014 through 2016. Dr. Goodhew also served as the co-chair of the National Public Education Committee for the Canadian Association of Optometrists.

Dr. Goodhew enjoys seeing patients of all ages. He has a special interest in fitting advanced contact lens designs and has worked as a consultant for some of the world’s largest contact lens companies, including Johnson & Johnson Vision Care.

Dr. Goodhew is also a partner in Socialpractice.ca; a social media consulting firm designed to help healthcare providers leverage the power of social media. Outside of work, he is passionate about running, cycling, snowboarding and spending time with his wife Dr. Tina Goodhew and their two teenage sons: Camden and Braedon.

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Abbey Eye Care

D15, 2501 Third Line
Oakville, ON, L6M 5A9

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Fax: 1.866.356.2790
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