Eyestrain from digital devices
Eye strain, tired eyes, and burning eyes - what causes it and how to get relief.
Eye strain can be both painful and irritating. These days, we're all constantly staring at our smartphones, computer screens, or some type of digital device. After a long day it can lead to tired eyes, burning eyes, making it difficult to work and perform everyday tasks. Find out exactly what causes perceived eye strain, and what you can do to get some relief.
What is eye strain?
Eye strain is eye fatigue that mostly happens due to overexertion. After long periods of reading, working on digital screens or driving far distances without taking a break, you may experience eye strain symptoms such as:
- Eye pain
- Burning eyes
- Severely dry, or even watery eyes
- Light sensitivity
- Neck, back and shoulder aches (postural pain)
- Eye strain headaches
- Blurry vision
- Double vision
- Eye twitching
- Red and itchy eyes
What causes eye strain?
Eye strain is annoying, and it can affect your work and daily life. Luckily there are ways to reduce and limit the discomfort.
But first, it's important to understand what causes it:
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