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What Causes Eye Strain?


Digital eyestrain is a common condition that can cause discomfort and other unpleasant symptoms. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to reduce eye strain. If you are suffering from eye strain, our team at Luck Optical in Fort Worth is here to help.

Causes of Eye Strain

Eye strain is simply eye fatigue, which occurs when you focus on a task for too long. Plus, doing tasks in dim light can cause eye strain. The typical tasks that may result in eye strain include:

  • Reading
  • Driving
  • Staring at digital screens
  • An extended period of detailed work like proofreading

You will likely suffer from eye strain if you have uncorrected eye vision or muscle imbalance in the eyes. Stress and general body fatigue can also put you at risk of eye fatigue. When using a computer or phone, you are less likely to blink, leading to dry eye and eye strain. Digital eye strain or computer vision is common because of the glare and the poor contrast between the text and the background.

Other factors that may contribute to eye strain include poor posture, poor ergonomics, and circulating air such as when using a fan.

Symptoms of Eye Strain

You may have eye strain if you experience symptoms like:

  • Dry eyes
  • Tired or itchy eyes
  • Headaches
  • Light sensitivity
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Pain in the neck, shoulders, and back
  • Difficulty keeping your eyes open

Most times, eye strain resolves on its own, and you may not need to see an optometrist. However, if you feel like eye strain is ruining your every day, please visit Luck Optical for a walk-in eye exam. We assess your eye health to check for undiagnosed muscle imbalances or refractive errors.

Visit Us for a Walk-in Eye Exam in Fort Worth, TX

Does it feel like eye strain is disrupting your life? Please visit our team in Fort Worth for a professional assessment. At Luck Optical, we are here to help you maintain your vision and eye health.

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