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GBMC: COVID-19 and Strain On the Eyes

One of the most important ways to reduce the spread of COVID-19 is to stay at home and maintain proper social distancing. As a result, computer screens have become our gateway to the world; eye strain from reading, sewing, and other activities has caused our eyes to be overworked. Eye strain is a common complaint, but staying home and looking at more screens has increased the demands on the eye. Tanvi M. Shah, MD, a comprehensive ophthalmologist with the Eye Center at GBMC, outlines what causes eye strain, its symptoms, how it is diagnosed and treated, ways to ease the strain, and why it’s important to get an eye exam.