Viewing screens of computers or phones for long periods of time is the main cause of eyestrain.
The other causes of eye strain are:
Reading without pauses for a long period of time
Reading under dim light
Driving long distances
Exposure to bright light
Stress has also been shown to cause eye strain. Underlying eye problems like abnormalities in the curvature of the lens can be causative factors of eyestrain.
4 Making a Diagnosis
A doctor usually performs a complete eye examination to make a diagnosis of eyestrain. During examination your doctor checks your vision and may ask what might be causing the symptoms which you may have.
Treatment for eyestrain is usually not required.
Making changes in your daily routine like not using your computer for long periods of time and not reading under dim light can help improve the symptoms associated with eyestrain.
You can prevent eyestrain by:
Taking breaks when you are working on a computer or reading
Not reading under dim light
Avoiding very bright light and not driving for long distances
7 Alternative and Homeopathic Remedies
A few alternative and homeopathic remedies exist for eyestrain.
You can reduce eyestrain by :
Adjusting the lighting when watching TV or working on your computer
Taking breakes when you need to work or read on your computer for long periods of time
Using the right glasses or contacts that are designed specifically for computer work
Wearing sunglasses can also help if you need to drive for long distances.
Some natural products like fish oil and bilberry have been used to relieve the symptoms of eyestrain.
8 Risks and Complications
There are no serious complications associated with eyestrain although it may reduce one's ability to concentrate.
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