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.

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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. The Washington Post, Twin Cities, "How binge-watching is hazardous to your health," 3 June 2019 The most common signs of this include, well, eyestrain (basically, feeling like your eyes are tired), headaches, blurry vision, and neck and shoulder pain, the AOA says. Korin Miller, SELF, "7 Ways to Keep Your Eyes Comfortable If You Work at Computer All Day," 5 Oct. 2018 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

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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 How to pronounce eyestrain (audio) \

Medical Definition of eyestrain

: weariness or a strained state of the eye

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