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How to Combat Eye Fatigue

How to Combat Eye Fatigue, White Plains Acupuncture PLLC in White Plains, New York

Eye fatigue is a symptom that can happen from straining the eyes for a long period of time.  Usually it happens from keeping the eyes fixated in one position for too long. In today's age this mostly happens from spending hours each day staring at a computer.  Symptoms of eye strain include:

Eye Soreness
Eye Tiredness
Dry or watery eyes
Light Sensitivity
Blurred Vision
Neck, Shoulder or Back pain
Unfortunately, limiting screen use is not an option for many people.  Luckily here are some options available the offer relief:

Take breaks- Taking breaks throughout the day can be very helpful in reducing eye strain.  Making sure to take frequent break where you look away from being fixated on the screen. Doing eye exercises during this time can also be helpful.
Blue blocking glasses- screens emit blue lights that are very damaging to the eyes. Blue light contributes to eye fatigue and has even been associated with the development of macular degeneration.  This can make a huge difference in how your eyes feel at the end of the day.
Acupuncture and facial gua sha- acupuncture can help correct muscle tension in the neck and shoulder that can contribute to eye strain. Acupuncture and gua sha can be used locally in the muscles surrounding the eyes to increase blood flow and relax the muscles, thus reducing eye strain and headaches.
If you are experiencing eye fatigue related symptoms schedule your appointment today.

Written by Ginnette Diaz, L.Ac.

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