What is eyestrain?

Eyestrain is a term used to describe sore or tired eyes. Eyestrain is a common problem among people who do a lot of reading or computer work.

How does it occur?

Your eyestrain could be caused by one or more of the following:

  • You have a vision problem (for example, you are farsighted or your eyes do not line up properly making it hard for your eyes to work together).
  • You do one task for a long time without a break (such as reading, computer work, or even a long drive). The muscles that move and focus your eyes get tired of staying in one place.
  • Your workstation is not set up correctly. Poor lighting or glare off a computer screen or window is often a problem.