eyestrain

noun
eye·​strain | \ ˈī-ˌstrān How to pronounce eyestrain (audio) \

Definition of eyestrain

: weariness or a strained state of the eye

Examples of eyestrain in a Sentence

After looking at the computer screen all day she had eyestrain and a stiff neck.
Recent Examples on the Web Research suggests that being outdoors can relieve stress, promote cardiovascular health and protect children from digital eyestrain. New York Times, "Agonizing Over Screen Time? Follow the Three C’s," 13 Apr. 2020 One is glare, which can cause eyestrain and sensitivity, especially for those with anxiety disorders or chronic migraines. Megan Buerger, Washington Post, "Stressed out? Here are 10 science-backed design tips for bringing serenity to your home.," 28 Aug. 2019 According to the Vision Council, 80 percent of Americans use digital devices for more than two hours a day, and 59 percent of them report eyestrain, neck and shoulder pain, dry eyes, headaches, and blurred vision. Jenna Birch, sun-sentinel.com, "How binge watching is hazardous to your health," 6 June 2019 According to the Vision Council, 80 percent of Americans use digital devices for more than two hours a day, and 59 percent of them report eyestrain, neck and shoulder pain, dry eyes, headaches, and blurred vision. Jenna Birch, sun-sentinel.com, "How binge watching is hazardous to your health," 6 June 2019 Finally, there's also reason to be concerned about digital eyestrain. Jenna Birch, sun-sentinel.com, "How binge watching is hazardous to your health," 6 June 2019 Finally, there’s also reason to be concerned about digital eyestrain. The Washington Post, Twin Cities, "How binge-watching is hazardous to your health," 3 June 2019 They can be set to automatically turn on during certain hours of the day and also can be manually activated if the user is experiencing symptoms of eyestrain. Madeline Purdue, USA TODAY, "Do blue light glasses actually work? Everything you need to know before you buy a pair," 21 June 2019 According to the Vision Council, 80 percent of Americans use digital devices for more than two hours a day, and 59 percent of them report eyestrain, neck and shoulder pain, dry eyes, headaches, and blurred vision. Jenna Birch, sun-sentinel.com, "How binge watching is hazardous to your health," 6 June 2019

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First Known Use of eyestrain

1874, in the meaning defined above

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“Eyestrain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eyestrain. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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More Definitions for eyestrain

eyestrain

noun

English Language Learners Definition of eyestrain

: a tired and unpleasant feeling in your eyes

eyestrain

noun
eye·​strain | \ ˈī-ˌstrān How to pronounce eyestrain (audio) \

Medical Definition of eyestrain

: weariness or a strained state of the eye

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