Eye strain is a common condition that can cause discomfort and make tasks like driving or reading difficult. At Memphis Eye & Cataract Associates in Memphis, TN, we provide treatment for a wide variety of eye conditions, including eye strain to help improve your vision. Prior to visiting us, we invite you to keep reading to learn about the causes of eye strain and why treatment is important!

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What Causes Eye Strain?

Eye strain can be caused by a variety of factors. Some of these causes include

  • Using a computer or other digital devices for prolonged hours
  • Blue light
  • Nearsightedness
  • Farsightedness
  • Low blink rate
  • Dry eye

What are the Symptoms of Eye Strain?

The most common symptoms of eye strain are blurred vision, tired eyes or heavy eyelids, and red or irritated eyes. You may also find it hard to keep your eyes open and might experience headaches or eyelid muscle spasms.

Treatment for Eye Strain

If you are experiencing eye strain, we recommend consulting to speak with our eye doctors. We can determine the cause and develop a treatment plan. Since other eye conditions can produce the same the symptoms as eye strain, it’s important to get an eye exam.

Your treatment will depend on the root cause of your eye strain. If you need glasses or contacts, a new prescription can help relieve your symptoms. Along with that, if you have dry eye, eye drops or medication can help relieve dryness.

For individuals spend a lot of time in front of a computer screen, blue light glasses can help alleviate eye strain or prevent it from occurring. Be sure to take breaks when you are focusing on a task that requires reading or attention to detail. Look at an object that is 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds every 20 minutes can help prevent eye strain.

Contact us for an Appointment Today

If you are experiencing eye strain, our team at Memphis Eye & Cataract Associates in Memphis, TN, is happy to help. After an eye exam, we can provide the necessary treatment that will reduce your symptoms and provide you with a clearer vision. Contact us at (901) 767-3937 to schedule your appointment today!