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Eye Strain

Eye strain occurs when the eyes get tired due to excessive use. It occurs due to extended screen time, prolonged use of eyes during driving, improper eyeglass prescription, and extreme fatigue. Eye strain can be managed by blinking eyes often, taking breaks during screen usage, and adjusting screen settings.

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I have strained my eyes and am not able to concentrate on my work or view the computer. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I suffer for about half a year from something like an eye strain. Almost every morning I cannot really concentrate or think clearly when I look at my phone or computer for a while. This feeling then persists if I keep looking at the phone, but if not it usually goes away in about an hour....  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Koranmath

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Using computers, and smartphones causes dry eye due to decreased blink rate. Take frequent breaks. Look at far objects as eyes are strained looking at the close objects for a long time. Keep brightness to a minimum. Use Flogel HA eye drops (Sodium hyaluronate 0.1 %) one...  Read Full »

Does wearing spectacles with the wrong eye axis result in headaches and eye strain?

Query: Hi doctor, When I study for a long time, my eyes and head start to have pain and I showed it to the doctor but they found nothing. But when I showed my glasses of -0.50 to a specs shop he told me that I am wearing 170 to 175 degree lenses instead of 180 degrees. Does this difference in degrees affe...  Read Full »


Dr. Asha Juliet Barboza

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Headache can occur due to numerous causes including stress, migraine, refractive errors, sinusitis, glaucoma, and high blood pressure. You have a condition called astigmatism. In this condition, the cornea is not completely spherical but they are oval-shaped like an egg...  Read Full »

My son has a nearsighted prescription. Will it increase?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 5.5 years old, and he has been diagnosed with spherical powers of -3.5 and -4.0 in both eyes respectively. I am tensed considering his age. The local doctors say that the power will increase with age. How much would it increase? And are there any means to control it?  Read Full »


Dr. Chandrashekhar Kale

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your child has myopia and usually, minus spherical number increases with body growth and age. However, it is very difficult to predict how much it will increase nor are there any means to prevent it. He needs to wear his glasses constantly for maximum visual improvemen...  Read Full »

My eyes become blurry and tired when I do some work continuously. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a power glass but not using it. If I do one work continuously, my eyes become blurry and tired, such as reading books, washing vessels, etc. What should I do? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Uday Nayak

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks like you may be having some eye strain. Do not worry, and it is very common nowadays. So I see your strain is worse on doing more near work like reading and washing vessels. So firstly, like you said that you have mild power and you do not wear glasses. I stron...  Read Full »

I am having intense eye strain after long screen time. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33-year-old woman. Lately, I have been experiencing intense eye strain, especially after long hours of staring at screens. It is starting to impact my ability to focus, and I am even getting headaches. I have heard that exercise might help with eye strain, but I do not know wher...  Read Full »


Dr. Gopal R. Damani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understood your concern. This strain is the manifestation of dry eye disease. Dry eye disease is a common condition that occurs when your tears are not able to provide adequate lubrication for your eyes. Tears can be inadequate and unstable for...  Read Full »

I want to take proactive steps for my eye health. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28-year-old woman who works long hours on a computer and often experiences eye strain. I have heard that orthoptic exercises and practices can help alleviate eye strain. Can you guide specific routines or habits that may help reduce eye strain caused by extended screen time? Additi...  Read Full »


Dr. Gopal R. Damani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. This strain is the manifestation of dry eye disease. Dry eye disease is common when your tears cannot provide adequate lubrication for your eyes. Tears can be inadequate and unstable for many reasons. For example, dry eyes may occur if you do...  Read Full »

Kindly provide detailed information on excessive screen time.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old female. I have increased my screen time, particularly before bedtime. It has started to disturb my sleep, and I also have poor-quality sleep. I would like to understand the ill effects of excessive screen time on the body. How can I manage it? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understood your concern. Excessive screen time before bedtime can indeed disrupt sleep patterns and negatively impact overall health. Here are some ways in which excessive screen time can affect the body: Disrupts sleep: The blue light emitte...  Read Full »

I have eye strain due to longer screen time. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40-year-old man who has been dealing with eye strain due to long hours of computer work. I have read about orthoptic exercises that can potentially help with eye strain. Could you share specific exercises or techniques in orthoptics that may be beneficial for reducing eye strain...  Read Full »


Dr. Gopal R. Damani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. This strain is the manifestation of dry eye disease. Dry eye disease is a common condition that occurs when your tears are not able to provide adequate lubrication for your eyes. Tears can be inadequate and unstable for many reasons. For exampl...  Read Full »

I have eye strain from prolonged screen time. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor,I spend significant time working on a computer, and I have noticed increased eye strain. Can you recommend exercises or lifestyle changes to reduce eye strain associated with prolonged screen time? Furthermore, are there specific exercises that can also contribute to the prevention of c...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditi Dubey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It is computer vision syndrome. Use low-brightness screens, blue light filters, and anti-reflective coating on glasses. Also, get your refraction tested. If required, you may use spectacle correction and follow the 20-20-20 rule; it will be b...  Read Full »

I have eye strain caused by prolonged screen time. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am struggling with persistent eye strain, and it is impacting my daily life. I work long hours in front of screens, and lately, I constantly feel exhausted and strained in my eyes. I have tried adjusting my screen settings and taking breaks, but it does no help. The eye strain affe...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditi Dubey

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Icliniq.com. I have read your query, and I can understand your concern. Please get your refraction checked once. You might wear spectacles. Use blue light filters for screens and anti-reflective coating of your glasses. Use lubricant eye drops frequently. Consume a diet rich in ant...  Read Full »

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