Connecticut Doctor on Eyestrain Problems

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Connecticut Doctor on Eyestrain Problems

Connecticut eye doctor Leslie Doctor, M.D. commented, “Eyestrain problems and tired eyes are complaints we hear more and more with the increase in use of computer related devices such as iPads and iPhones and really anything with a digital screen. The medical term asthenopia is what patients are describing when they tell us about eyestrain or tired eyes.”

Excessive or prolonged use of your eyes is often the cause of eyestrain or asthenopia. While tired eyes can be quite annoying, in general the symptoms do disappear when we stop using our eyes for a while and rest. Typically eyestrain is not a serious condition, but could indicate some underlying problem that needs to be addressed especially if it is related to headaches, double vision, difficulty concentrating and fatigue. People who report eyestrain often do so by complaining about symptoms of fatigue, dull eye pain or discomfort, blurry vision, double vision, headaches, dry eyes light sensitivity and sometimes even a stiff or sore neck. Eyestrain is very common among people who use or work on computers or play video games for prolonged periods of time. The use of computer screens of any sort along with uncorrected common refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and the age related near vision focusing problem presbyopia is a frequent cause of eyestrain. Along with even slight eye muscle imbalances, these focusing problems can really result in annoying eye fatigue and strain.

If you or someone you know suffers from eyestrain symptoms they are encouraged to schedule an eye examination at Doctor & Associates-203-227-4113, visit Doctor & Associates in Fairfield County or so that we can help identify the possible causes and recommend an appropriate treatment plan.

Doctor & Associates is a leading Fairfield County Connecticut eye care practice providing eye examinations for adults and children, cataract surgery and intraocular lens implants (IOL), laser vision correction such as LASIK, diagnosis and treatment of cornea disease including cornea transplants, diagnosis and management of diseases of the retina including diabetes and age related macular degeneration and diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma as well as contact lenses, eyeglasses and optical services. For those patients in need of eye surgery, as a founding member of the Wilton Surgery Center, Doctor & Associates eye surgeons are able to provide eye surgery in a convenient, close to home and cost effective ambulatory surgery center. Whatever your eye care, eye health or vision correction needs might be-Doctor & Associates can serve as a Connecticut ophthalmic consultant and will be conveniently located for patients from Fairfield County and southern Connecticut including Danbury, Stamford, Greenwich, Westport, Weston, Wilton, New Canaan, Norwalk, Fairfield, Bridgeport, Cannondale, Aspetuck, Redding, Trumbull, Shelton, Monroe, Darien, Glenbrook and Ridgefield Connecticut.