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 a mild continuous headache that subsides after taking painkillers. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, Initially, my problem started with a headache, and I felt shaky and dizzy the next day. I felt the same for around four days and went to the hospital. They said that I was dehydrated. But they did not give me anything for it and sent me home. I still have a headache, shaky, dizzy and feel...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Suresh Kulkarni

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your persistent troubles. You need to have plenty of oral fluids. Take Paracetamol 500 mg up to three times a day to relieve the symptoms. Headaches could be because of multiple reasons. I am enlisting the most common causes. Are you working too m...  Read Full »

Is it reasonable to wear glasses when my eyes are 6/6?

Query: Hi doctor,As per last week eye checkup my eyes are 6/6, but doctor advised me to use 0.5 power glass for far distance while working on a computer or watching television. I am an IT professional. He told that sometimes my right eye did not match with the left so it is creating eyestrain. But, for ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anand

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the pictures of your old prescription (attachment removed to protect patient identity).  It is mentioned that your vision with minus 0.5 glasses is 6/6 in both eyes. If you are able to read 6/6 without glasses clearly, then definitely there is no need...  Read Full »

How often should a prescription glass be changed?

Query: Hi doctor, I was wearing glasses three years back, and I had no problems. The powers were right eye sphere (-1.25), cylinder (-0.5), axis (10). Left eye sphere (-1.25), cylinder (-0.5), axis (30). And a year back, I started having a headache. So I went to the eye doctor, and he gave me new prescrip...  Read Full »

Dr. Hussein Ayoub

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. The headache, squint, and complaints are all related to your eyes. I am a little bit confused with the change in the prescriptions you have described. Usually, we do not change prescription glasses above 18 to 20 years because as you grow, your eye...  Read Full »

How to get rid of twitching eyelids?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a reasonably healthy 39-year-old male with health anxiety. I will be the first to admit it, and I am trying to mitigate it. For a long time, whenever something happens to my body, I tend to think the worst. With that said, for about a month now, on and off my right lower eyelid has ...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I carefully went through your question and would explain that this eyelid twitching is not a sign of any serious neurological disorder. As you mentioned, it could be related to anxiety, dehydration, caffeine intake or insomnia, or prolonged screentime. I would recommend...  Read Full »

What makes the vision lose color and brightness?

Query: Hi doctor, A couple of weeks back, I had this episode where the muscles around my eyes tensed up, and I felt a lot of pain and pressure around my eyebrows and nose. I had pain around the outer corner of my eyes, and it felt like a nerve being stretched. My vision dimmed a lot but recovered a little...  Read Full »

Dr. Arnab Pal

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to icliniq.com. Your long query does indicate you are quite disturbed about it. Pressure around the neck, head, and eyes are often related to anxiety. So I would suggest you sleep well and even take medication if it helps you sleep peacefully. Still, I would recommend you get ...  Read Full »

Are headaches and eye strain common when using new glasses?

Query: Hi doctor, I use laptop for eight hours a day and it caused stress to my eyes even while using glasses. Again I did an eye checkup and the doctor told me that I have weak eyesight especially on the right eye and I am unable to see distant objects clearly. After that, I brought a new glass with an a...  Read Full »

Dr. Asha Barboza

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I presume that you were tested by an ophthalmologist and not by an optical shop. After using new spectacles, your eyestrain can be increased because the power can be too high for your requirement especially if it is a minus power. Any over...  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 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...  Read Full »

What causes headaches, left eye strain, green stools, and trouble sleeping?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old male with a weight of 70 kilograms and a height of five feet seven inches. I have weird symptoms nowadays. I have occasional headaches for the past two weeks. I also have pain in my left eyes. I usually do dancing and exercise every day. But today, I just went for a jo...  Read Full »

Dr. Manisha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned your routine activities and work hours. It seems that you have migraine headaches. The most common causes are stress and lack of sleep. Both these factors are present in your case. First of all, try to monitor your sleep pattern and any added stress w...  Read Full »

After a long screen time, my eyes go out of focus suddenly. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been wearing prescription glasses for around seven years and recently got a pair with blue light lenses. I am a female studying a course and I am seeing screen for multiple hours a day due to my online classes. I started to have my problem before a month. Randomly, every now and t...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Koranmath

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It can occur due to increased strain on the eyes. Using computers and smartphones can cause dry eyes due to decreased blink rate. Take frequent breaks. Look at the far objects as the eyes get strained at looking at close objects for a long time. Keep brightness at minim...  Read Full »

Do I need glasses for my strained eyes?

Query: Hello doctor, Why do my eyes squint even in dull light? I am on my computer all day, so I thought it might be strained eyes. Sometimes when I go near a window with sunlight, I can get this intense pain in my eyes. Do I need glasses, or is this a dry eye issue?  Read Full »

Dr. Hussein Ayoub

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How old are you? And how long have you been facing this problem? Has it been the same, or it increases with time? Do you have any known error of refraction? I would say two things. First, I believe your eyes are strained from the computer, and it is dry. Second, ...  Read Full »

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