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Are you experiencing eye strain?

Updated: Nov 5, 2020

Eye strain is a very common problem, it happens when your eyes are concentrating on something for a long time. Lots of things can cause eye strain, but there are actions you can take to prevent it too.





What causes eye strain?


  • Using computers, smartphones, tablets and for an extended period of time.

  • Driving for a long time.

  • Reading for a long time.

  • Straining to see things when the light is bad.

  • Being tired or stressed.

  • Bright or dazzling lights.

  • Not wearing your glasses or contact lenses.

  • Medical problems with your eyes.

Eye strain problems

Generally when you have eye strain your eyes get tired, sore or itchy, or might notice that your eyes are watery or dry. Eye strain can also cause.


  • A burning sensation to your eyes.

  • Blurred eyesight or double vision.

  • Difficulty concentrating.

  • Sensitivity to light.

  • Headaches.

  • Sore neck, shoulders or back.

What to do if you think you have eye strain


If you think you have eye strain the best thing you can do is visit us at Direct Eyecare, our optometrists will test your vision and check your eye health thoroughly to put your mind at rest. It is helpful if you could make a note of what you do when you experience eye strain, as this is something our optometrists might ask you during the eye examination.

Treatment for eye strain


During your eye examination our Optometrists will go through all the relevant steps you can take to alleviate your eye strain. These could consist of a new glasses or contact lens prescription, giving you advice on when to rest your eyes or advising you about dry eye and treatment for that.

If you feel like you are suffering from eye strain then contact us to book an eye examination today!

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