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TIRED, STRESSED &
FATIGUED EYES

Too much screen time can strain the
eye muscles; but tired eyes might also
be the result of an underlying eye condition.

SIGNS OF
EYESTRAIN

Eyestrain – also known as ‘eye fatigue’ – often occurs after long periods spent reading, or staring at digital screens. Certain lighting conditions can also cause eyestrain. Symptoms of eyestrain include; headaches, red, irritated/dry eyes and neck or back pain.
 

MANAGING STRESSED
& TIRED EYES

If eyestrain is the result of too long spent in front of a screen, then regular breaks should help rest the eyes. Looking away from the screen every 20 minutes relaxes the eyes muscles. It also encourages blinking, which helps prevent dry eyes. 

In most cases, when eyestrain is the result of an eye condition, it can be treated with glasses or contact lenses.

 

DID YOU KNOW?
RELATED EYE CONDITIONS

Tired eyes could also be related to the following eye conditions

  • Astigmatism: Blurred vision that results from an irregular-shaped cornea means a person may have to squint and overwork the eye to see clearly.
  • Age-related long-sightedness (presbyopia): The lens of the eye hardens with age, forcing the eye to work harder to focus clearly.
  • Long-sightedness (hyperopia): A person might squint and overwork the eye to see close-up objects clearly.

FIND AN EYE CARE
PROFESSIONAL

Contact your nearest optician or optometrist.