Eyestrain signs and symptoms include:

  • Sore, tired, burning or itching eyes
  • Watery eyes
  • Dry eyes
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Headache
  • Sore neck
  • Sore back
  • Shoulder pain
  • Increased sensitivity to light
  • Difficulty focusing

Computer use or the use of other digital electronic devices can cause many of these symptoms.

When to see a doctor

If home treatments don't work to relieve your eyestrain symptoms, see your eye doctor. See your doctor if you have ongoing symptoms that may include:

  • Eye discomfort
  • A noticeable change in vision
  • Double vision
  • Headache
Sep. 19, 2012