eyestrain

noun
eye·strain | \ ˈī-ˌstrān \

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.

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The blue light emissions lead to digital eyestrain, which is characterized by eye fatigue, blurred vision, red and/or dry eyes, general eye discomfort, headaches, migraines and decreased productivity. Dr. Alan Mendelsohn, miamiherald, "Out of the blue: An employer’s guide to the impact of blue light," 15 Jan. 2018 Relieve eyestrain by focusing on something distant every 30 minutes or during commerical breaks, advises Margit L. Bleecker, M.D., director of the Center for Occupational and Environmental Neurology in Baltimore. 5. Tehrene Firman, Redbook, "14 Surprising Things That Are Making You Tired," 20 Oct. 2017 While digital eyestrain is concerning, there is a more pressing problem: Blue light emissions are a predisposing factor contributing to macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in adults. Dr. Alan Mendelsohn, miamiherald, "Out of the blue: An employer’s guide to the impact of blue light," 15 Jan. 2018 Relieve eyestrain by focusing on something distant every 30 minutes or during commerical breaks, advises Margit L. Bleecker, M.D., director of the Center for Occupational and Environmental Neurology in Baltimore. Tehrene Firman, Redbook, "14 Surprising Things That Are Making You Tired," 20 Oct. 2017 But eyestrain and a sense of diminishing returns left this self-effacing showpiece underwhelming. Lewis Segal, latimes.com, "Los Angeles Ballet opens the season with new moves," 9 Oct. 2017 There are English supertitles, projected onto walls behind the characters, which means that in most scenes non-Yiddish speakers risk eyestrain from trying to watch the actors and read the speeches. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, "Review: The Beasts Have Arrived, in a Yiddish ‘Rhinoceros’," 14 Sep. 2017 Successful data transfers can spare you hours of toil and eyestrain. Tim Gray, New York Times, "Tax Software: The Basics Work, but Peace of Mind Costs Extra," 17 Feb. 2017 Three-dimensional TVs are also being derided for causing eyestrain and headaches, but Darpa’s current solicitation seems more concerned with out-of-this-world surveillance than troops’ ocular health. Katie Drummond, WIRED, "Paging James Cameron: Pentagon Wants 3-D Surveillance," 25 Jan. 2010

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First Known Use of eyestrain

1874, in the meaning defined above

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eyestrain

noun

English Language Learners Definition of eyestrain

: a tired and unpleasant feeling in your eyes

eyestrain

noun
eye·strain | \ ˈī-ˌstrān \

Medical Definition of eyestrain 

: weariness or a strained state of the eye

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