Eye fatigue stems from burning, itching, tired. It’s a popular condition and rarely cause serious effects. Maybe, it can be unendurable but it does not lead to any eye damage. Let have the knowledge to know how to manage them.
What is eye fatigue?
Eye fatigue is a symptom, not an eye disease. It will occur after you work for a long time such as driving the car, using the computer, reading. If you feel uncomfortable when looking at anything, you have the syndrome called eye strain. Normally, it will go away after your eyes are rested. But in some cases, eye strain is a signal of some eyes problems that need to be treated.
Why do you get eye strain?
In current life, the most common reason is from using the computer with extended time. Average, every adult uses the laptop at least 8 hours per day, which makes people blink less than normal, and lead to dry eyes. In addition, when you try to see in the dark, the muscles of your eyelids, face unconsciously must clench harder. It develops the pain from using those muscles and may cause more distress.
People who have headaches or blurred vision, maybe worsened by an underlying eye problem. In cases such as myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, we need glasses for watching correctly. In those who do not sleep enough or often work under pressure or being fatigued can also make these symptoms worse.
Which signs of eye fatigue are?
The symptoms can be listed below:
- Irritated eyes
- Dry eyes
- Watery eyes
- Blurred sight
- Light sensitivity
- Pain in the eye
- Red eye
- Big change in vision
If you are having these problems, you should take an ophthalmology test. It can be caused by eye strain but if it doesn’t lose after relaxing, maybe it is a symptom of other eye diseases. So you need to meet your eye doctor immediately if these symptoms last a long time and occur more frequently.
How to prevent?
Actually, to prevent eye strain is simple. It can be prevented by releasing bad habits such as sitting near the TV, spending a long time on computer’s screen, contacting with the phone or other digital devices, etc.
You should organize time reasonably between working and relaxing. Supplement essential nutrients for the eyes. The important thing is to sleep enough. An adult should sleep enough 6-7 hours a day and sleep before 11 pm to protect not only your eyes but also your liver.
Eye fatigue is not dangerous troubles. You can live with them without worry and improve the quality of life to restrict them.
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Review Date: May 23, 2017 | Last Modified: May 23, 2017
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