Treatment for Eye Strain at Blue Ridge Vision
When eye strain makes your daily activities miserable or even impossible, you need to discover the cause of the problem and receive the correct treatment to get your eyes working comfortably again. The good news is that you can get that high-quality eye care right here at Blue Ridge Vision. Our eye doctor, Dr. Johnson, is proud to offer effective treatment for eye strain to Greer residents just like you.
Common Causes and Effects of Eye Strain
Your eyes are not passive "windows" which merely receive incoming light and turn it into images. That incoming light has to be brought into proper focus before you can see sharply and clearly. Small muscles attached to the lenses of the eyes accomplish this task by flexing the lenses as needed to bring objects into focus at various distances. Unfortunately, these muscles can grow fatigued, like every other muscle in the body, and when they do, they can no longer do their job without strain. Other causes of eye strain can include:
- Emotional stress
- Wind exposure and/or chronic dry eye syndrome
- Staring at a computer screen or printed text for long periods of time
- Insufficient lighting, which makes the eyes work harder
- Staring into the distance for hours
- A refractive error that hasn't been corrected adequately
The classic symptoms of eye strain include blurred vision, eye fatigue or irritation, light sensitivity, and dry or watery eyes. You may also experience tension headaches and/or neck and shoulder pain.
Our Greer Optometrist Offers Soothing Solutions
Come to Blue Ridge Vision to find out why your eyes are experiencing strain. Our Greer optometrist will test your vision to see whether you're suffering the effects of an untreated refractive error. We can also confirm contributing factors such as dry eye syndrome or unhealthy work habits. Once we know the cause of your eye strain, our eye doctor can prescribe soothing solutions ranging from eye drops and corrective lenses to recommendations for altering your workplace lighting or daily routine.
Let Our Eye Care Center Ease Your Eye Strain Symptoms
Are you ready to start seeing and feeling better? Put your eye strain symptoms to an end at Blue Ridge Vision. Call our Greer eye care center at 864-877-3031 to schedule an appointment. We can help you get more enjoyment out of using your eyes!