computer or digital screen for too long. It is a common condition of the
eyes when your eyes get tired and this condition can be
annoying but it is not serious. Usually, it goes away when your eyes
take a rest or you take some other steps to reduce eye distress.
usually occur due to the tiredness of the eyes because of
water retention. Only in some cases, the signs and symptoms of
eyestrain need treatment that can indicate an underlying condition of the
Eyestrain Causes by a Computer or Digital Device
most common causes of eyestrain. According to the
American optometric associations, people who look or stare at screens
for two or more hours on daily basis have a great risk of this
reading print devices screens because people tend to blink less while using
computers or digital screens and blinking is a process to moisturize the
devices that have glare or reflection. Use devices screens at
poor contrast or brightness between the text and background.
uncorrected vision but in some rare cases. There are some other
factors of a computer that can create a serious condition include:
- Poor posture
- Glare on your screen
- Circulating air, such as from air conditioning
- Setup of your computer workstation
Other Common Causes
- Looking at digital device screens
- Reading continuously without resting your eyes
- Driving long distances or doing other activities involving intense
focus or concentration.
- Being exposed to bright light or glare
- Try to see in very dim light
- If you have an underlying eye problem
- Being stressed
- Being exposed to dry air moving from a fan or air conditioning
- watery eyes
- Dry eyes
- Swollen Eyelids
- Double or blurry Vision
- Sensitivity to light
- Burning or itchy eyes
- Difficulty in concentration
can minimize your ability to looking or
concentrates or focuses.
When to See a Doctor
diagnose symptoms and treatment.
causing your symptoms and after that, he will perform a proper exam
including testing your vision.
daily habits or environment. Some people may need treatment for
underlying eye complications.
as the use of a computer for reading helps to reduce eyestrains.
Adjust your lighting
adjust the lighting of the room it may comfort your
looking at digital screens.
Decrease Screen Time
then decrease your screen time it will help to minimize eyestrain.
Use Artificial Tears
dry eyes. Use them until your eyes feel pleasant.
used as often as you need. If you are using eye drops including
preservatives then don’t use them more than four times a day. It may
worsen dry eye symptoms.
Improve the Air Quality of Your Space
the thermostat to reduce air blow and smoke. If you smoke, quit
it during treatment.
Choose the Right Eyewear for You
optometrist about lens coating and tints that can help you.