10 Quick Tips for Computer Eye Strain Relief

Medically Reviewed by Carolin Schneider, MD

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How many hours do you use your computer at work and at home? If you find that you’re staring at screens more than six hours a day, it’s important to be aware of computer eye strain and the ways you can both avoid and relieve it.

Common symptoms of computer eye strain include:

  • Tired eyes
  • Blurry vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Frequent headaches
  • Red, itchy, dry or watery eyes
  • Soreness in your neck, back or shoulders

You might already be familiar with some, if not all, of these symptoms because, in today's society, people constantly find themselves behind computer screens at work — and even while relaxing at home. This is the digital age. With people using their smartphones hourly and their computer monitors both at work and at home, it’s easy to see why we’re all experiencing computer eye strain more often.

If you find yourself feeling discomfort due to any of the symptoms mentioned above, try these quick tips to find computer eye strain relief.