In our generation today, we abuse our eyes by scrolling down too much on our phones and on double clicking on our social media accounts. Some people have the chance to rest their eyes for a bit but some people just have to continue working no matter how strained their eyes are.

Eye strain is a symptom, not an eye disease. It happens when our eyes get tired from the intense use or maybe abusive use. If you have any eye discomfort caused by looking at something for a long time, you can call it an eye strain.

Eye strain can be very annoying but it is very easy to recover from it once we have rested our eyes well. There are many ways to reduce eye strain.

If you feel that you are experiencing eye strain after extended reading or from scrolling down too much, try to adjust your lighting, take frequent brief breaks from the visual task, and consciously blink a few extra times. Massage the temples with your fingers in a rotary fashion for a minute while closing your eyes is often helpful in relieving the symptoms.

When performing extended visual tasks of all sorts, occasionally stand up, move about and stretch your arms, legs, back, neck, and shoulders.

Another way to relieve eye strain is to look outside. Stay away from your laptops or phones for a bit and try to look outside your window or around the room and have a break from what you’re doing. Studies also suggest that looking at trees or the color green can help soothe your eyes from being too dry.

Take care of your eyes so that you will still be able to continue your tasks without draining it too much. Prevention is always better than cure and the health of your organs always depends on you.