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How to treat eye fatigue

Eye fatigue is the same as an eye strain or tired eyes. Eye fatigue varies from person to person and on the daily regular activities.

Causes of eye fatigue

  • Dry or rough feeling can be felt in the eyes
  • Reduced blinking or low blink rate
  • Side effects of medications
  • Chronic disease
  • Some underlying medical conditions


Eye fatigue

Eye fatigue varies from person to person and on the daily regular activities.


  • Relax the eyes by closing them for at least 5-10 minutes to spread the natural film evenly across the eye and lubricates them. Avoid moving the eyes under the eyelid too much.
  • Rub together the palms to make them warm, close the eyes and place each hand over the affected eyes. Leave it on for at least 10 minutes to relax the eyes. If the eyes are still tired, repeat the process for an additional 5 minutes until they are totally relaxed.
  • Soak a wash cloth in cold water and wring out excess water. Fold the washcloth in half twice, so it fits over the eyes. Leave it on the eyes for at least 5-10 minutes. Another alternative is to wrap ice cube in a towel and place it on the affected eye. Avoid placing directly on the area to prevent further damage and worsen eye fatigue circulation. Warm compress can also be applied on the affected area.
  • Apply the prescribed lubricating drops such as artificial tears to dry eyes. Artificial tears relieve dryness from eye fatigue by replacing the layers of tear film that keeps the eyes wet. It also spreads the tears evenly across the surface of the eye.
  • Apply the prescribed medicated drops which contains artificial tears and other substances that lubricates the eyes such at least 3-4 times.
  • Drink plenty of water to keep the body hydrated and moisturize the eyes. Drink at least 10-15 cupts of water every day to relieve dry eyes and increasing the blood flow in the area. It eliminates toxins present in the lymph fluids of the tears and provides moisture needed to increase the production of tears.
  • Perform accommodation exercise since it helps the eye focus over long distances. Focusing objects at different distances provides relief to eye fatigue. Another alternative is by focusing on the tip of the pen infront of the face and close the pen to the nose at a steady and slow movement at least 10 times.


  • When focusing on something for too long, remember to blink to avoid dryness of the eyes that makes them fresh by spreading the tear film across the surface and prevents eye fatigue.

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