Eye Strain

Eye strain is a condition that results from intense and extensive use of the eyes. It can be annoying, but it often goes away once the eyes are rested. If you are experiencing eye strain that persists, it may be due to an underlying eye condition. Our eye doctor at Albuquerque Vision Care and Advanced Eyewear in Albuquerque, NM can help diagnose your exact situation and provide effective treatment.

Symptoms of Eye Strain

Eye strain comes with several signs and symptoms that cause discomfort to the eyes and make it difficult for you to keep your eyes open. These signs are:

  • Itchy eyes
  • Sore and burning eyes
  • Dry eyes
  • Watery eyes
  • Headaches
  • Amplified light sensitivity

Causes of Eye Strain

The common causes of eye strain are due to extended exposure to blue light or dim light, causing eye discomfort. If you are always on your computer or reading without allowing your eyes to relax, they get strained. Other causes of eye strain are:

  • Activities that require extended focus, like driving long distances
  • Stress and fatigue
  • Bright lights and glares
  • Underlying eye conditions, like refractive errors
  • Eye muscle imbalances

Effects of Eye Strain

Eye strain is usually not very severe. If you take necessary precautions to avert the condition, it goes away. In most cases, there are no serious and long-term consequences. However, if left unmanaged, the condition becomes very unpleasant and aggravating. It makes it hard to concentrate and makes you tired easily.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Strain

Our optometrist recommends making some lifestyle changes to treat and manage eye strain. If the condition is not a result of an underlying health condition, it can be easily corrected. Otherwise, our optometrist recommends suitable options to reduce your eye strain. Some of the most common home and lifestyle remedies for treating eye strain are:

  • Adjusting the lighting
  • Taking breaks between work
  • Limiting screen time for children
  • Improving the quality of air in your space
  • Wearing the right eyewear
  • Using lubricating eye drops

Visit Our Optometrist in Albuquerque, NM for Eye Strain Treatment

If you are not sure of what’s causing your eyes to strain, our eye doctor can help. At Albuquerque Vision Care and Advanced Eyewear in Albuquerque, NM, we provide treatment for eye strain. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

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