If you are looking for an optometrist in Lawrence, Curtis R. Anderson, O.D., is here to help you with your eye care needs. Dr. Anderson often sees patients due to complaints of eye strain and discomfort. In many instances, eye strain is due to daily habits, while other times it is due to eye conditions. We will evaluate your eyes to determine and treat the root cause of your discomfort.
Causes of Eye Strain and Discomfort
Causes of eye strain include:
- Prolonged screen time
- Prolonged driving
- Bad eyeglasses prescriptions
- Extreme fatigue
- Lack of sleep
Treating Eye Stain
To relieve eye strain and discomfort, it is best to use soft lighting, rest your eyes often, and spend shorter amounts of time in front of a screen if possible, as computer vision is a common culprit of eye strain and discomfort. It may be necessary to improve the air quality of your space by using a humidifier, adjusting a thermostat to control the amount of airflow, and avoiding smoke. You can also use over-the-counter artificial tears to relieve and prevent dry eyes.
If your eye strain is not responding to any of these methods, it is important to see our optometrist for an eye exam. You may need to get prescription glasses or contacts designed for working long hours on the computer. Take note of all the symptoms you are experiencing, and the time you spend straining your eyes while reading and interfacing with digital devices. Also list the medications, supplements, and vitamins you take. Our optometrist will consider all of this when diagnosing you.
Family Optometrist in Lawrence
If you or a family member is experiencing eye strain and discomfort, Curtis R. Anderson, O.D, is ready to assist you. We have years of experience providing Lawrence residents with reliable eye care. For more information on eye strain or to schedule an eye exam, call us at (785) 843-8200.