eyestrain

noun

eye·​strain ˈī-ˌstrān How to pronounce eyestrain (audio)
: 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 In addition to eyestrain, staring at screens too much could contribute to more permanent eye problems, especially in younger users, experts say. Heather Kelly, Washington Post, 11 July 2024 Daylight is jumping on the blue-blocker bandwagon here, based on the popular notion that exposure to blue light can be harmful to your sleep and cause eyestrain. David Pierce, The Verge, 23 May 2024 Better lenses will reduce eyestrain and protect your eyes from possible injury as well. Douglas Schnitzspahn, Travel + Leisure, 13 Dec. 2023 The products in question claimed to help pink eye, dry eyes, and eyestrain and the FDA says that these products violate federal regulations. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 13 Dec. 2023 Three of the 17 trials in the review evaluated blue-light reflecting lenses and eyestrain. Kelyn Soong The Washington Post, Arkansas Online, 27 Aug. 2023 Many now offer curved screens for easing your eyestrain, and TVs rarely come in dual-screen packages or ultrawide formats for maximum document or creative project editing. Karl Klockars, PCMAG, 16 June 2023 The battery life lasts up to 10 hours, and the antiglare finish reduces eyestrain. Charlie Fripp, Chicago Tribune, 23 Apr. 2023 The blue light from screens can be very harsh on the eyes, and is often the cause of eyestrain. Ashley Stahl, Forbes, 7 Apr. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of eyestrain was in 1874

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“Eyestrain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eyestrain. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

eyestrain

noun
eye·​strain -ˌstrān How to pronounce eyestrain (audio)
: weariness or a strained state of the eye

Medical Definition

eyestrain

noun
eye·​strain ˈī-ˌstrān How to pronounce eyestrain (audio)
: weariness or a strained state of the eye

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