Eye Strain and Eye Irritation

If you find yourself frequently getting headaches, or your eyes feel tired and itchy, or they feel like they’ve been scratched, you may be suffering from eye strain or eye irritation. It’s important to become familiar with the common causes of these symptoms and know what you can do about it, such as getting an eye exam. At Optical Expressions in Phoenix and Scottsdale, AZ, we know a lot about eye strain and irritation.

Causes of Eye Strain

Eye strain, also known as computer vision, can be caused by several factors. The most common cause in the modern age, however, is staring at computer screens. Computer, television and phone screens all emit a type of blue light that can be difficult for the eyes to process. Because this color is rarely seen in the wild, our eyes simply have not adapted to staring at it for hours a day.

How to Deal with Eye Strain or Computer Vision

If you are currently dealing with eye strain, there are a few things you can do to keep it under control. Try these remedies:

  • Limit screen time – Because screens are the leading cause of eye strain, try to limit the amount of time you look at screens. If you must use a computer or your phone, take breaks every thirty minutes or so by closing your eyes or taking a short walk away from other screens.
  • Wear blue light-blocking glasses – These relatively cheap glasses help to filter out blue light that is emitted from any screens.
  • Take care of your health. – Improving your overall eye health is a good way to train your eyes to “last” linger when doing computer work. Eat a good diet and work to keep your blood pressure in check. This will improve eye strength and lower the pressure on the optic nerve. An eye exam or a vision exam can help you monitor your eye health.

Contact Us for More Information from Our Eye Doctor

If you live in the Scottsdale or Phoenix area and you’re dealing with chronic eye strain, give our office a call at (602) 254-3169 (Willow District, Phoenix), (602) 224-5772 (Esplanade, Pheonix), (480) 998-1606 Scottsdale, AZ, Optical Expressions. Our eye doctor can schedule a vision exam for you that can address the root issues of your problem and work towards improving your overall eye health.

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