Eye Health: Eyestrain

Eye Health: Eyestrain

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Eyestrain occurs when your eyes get exhausted from the intense use.

This may happen as a result of driving long distances or staring at your competer screen for a long time. Usually it goes away once you let your eyes rest or remove disturbing circumstances. Sometimes eyestrain can be a dangerous symptom indicating a more serious condition.


  • Tired, burning, sore or itching eyes
  • Dry and watery eyes
  • Double or blurry vision
  • Headache
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Sore shoulders, back or back
  • Sensitivity to light

If our self-relief tips don’t help you, please, see a doctor.

Home remedies and lifestyle


When watching TV, keep the room softly lit.

When readingĀ  or doing close work, direct the light onto your page or task.

Take breaks.

Take regular breaks and rest your eyes by looking away from the screen.

Limit screen time.

This is essential for children. To much screen time doesn’t make our mental and physical life much better.

Apply artificial tears.

They can help prevent and relieve dry eyes. Even when your eyes feel fine you can use them to keep your eyes well-lubricated.

Air quality of your space.

Use a humidifier, adjust the thermostat to improve overall air quality.

Get the right eyewear.

If you need contacts or glasses and work at a computer, consider investing in glasses or contact lenses designed specifically for computer work. Ask your doctor about lens coatings and tints.

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