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Heath & Safety Moment - Eyestrain


Health & Safety Moment - Eyestrain

What causes eyestrain?

According to John Hopkins eyestrain is caused by long periods of activity involving eye focus, such as viewing mobile devices and computer screens, reading books, driving or watching TV. If you’re looking at a screen for prolonged periods the eye doesn’t have the chance to relax, which can lead to eye fatigue.

What are possible symptoms of eyestrain?

  • Irritated eyes
  • Tired or aching eyelids
  • Blurred vision and problems with focusing
  • Muscle spasms of the eye or eyelid
  • Inability to keep eyes open

How is eyestrain relieved?

  • Resting the eyes
  • Changing the work environment to reduce reflections, glare and bright lighting, and increasing the room’s humidity
  • Wearing the proper prescription glasses
  • Adjusting font on electronic devices


Eyestrain. Eyestrain | Johns Hopkins Medicine. (2021, October 15). Retrieved May 3, 2023, from https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/eyestrain