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Symptoms of Eye Strain

Eye Strain Symptoms


Straining your eye muscles can produce a variety of symptoms. Because of that, eye strain can be a debilitating repetitive stress injury. Furthermore, you may not even recognize some of these symptoms as “eye” problems. However, once you understand that these issues are symptoms of eye strain you are well on your way to treating eye strain or preventing eye strain entirely.

Symptoms of Eye Strain

  • Headaches
  • Back/neck aches
  • Spasms/twitches around the eyes
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Car sickness
  • Nausea
  • Blurred vision
  • Double vision
  • Tired or sore eyes
  • Dry eyes
  • Watery eyes
  • Itchy eyes
  • Burning eyes (even when closed)
  • Heaviness of the eyelids/forehead
  • Fatigue
  • Reading problems
  • Lack of concentration
Chronic eye strain may also be a significant factor in learning and attention problems.

Diagnosing eye strain is rather easy since these symptoms typically only appear during a visually intensive task.

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