Are your eyes feeling uncomfortable when reading? Here are 2 possible solutions!

by Rich on August 2, 2012 · 0 comments

Do you ever find that you have issues with your eyes feeling uncomfortable when you are reading? More than likely this has happened to you on occasion or someone that you know because you found this article in your online search. There are a few reasons that you may experience these uncomfortable feelings, so keep reading to find out more about what could be causing your discomfort while reading.

One of the most common reasons readers experience this discomfort is due to eyestrain. Eyestrain tends to occur when you have been reading for long periods of time, or when there isn’t sufficient light. The solution is simple in this case in that you can do two things to resolve it:

  • Read for a while then take a break by walking around to allow your eyes to rest
  • Make sure that where you choose to read or work has sufficient light, so that you aren’t squinting to read
  • If you notice a glare on your computer screen, do your best to avoid it by finding a better place to sit as this may also cause eyestrain

Following these two simple tips may be the solution you are looking for:

Check to make sure your prescription is up to date

Those of you that wear eyeglasses need to remember how important it is to get your eyes checked to make sure that your eyeglass prescription or prescription for your contacts is up to date. Generally it’s wise to get an eye exam once a year to make sure that your prescription is up to date.

Depending upon the reason that you needed eyeglasses or contacts, you may need to have your eyes checked once more per year, but that will be up to you and your eye doctor to discuss. If you are experiencing eye discomfort while reading, be sure to schedule an eye exam to make sure your prescription is up to date.

Get tested for Dyslexia

It’s important that you understand that dyslexia can cause eye discomfort for a reader too, but in a different way. Those that are dyslexic can experience disorientation while reading, because they see the big picture rather than words, and words are often blurry.  Along with eye discomfort, it can also cause confusion, anxiety, and trouble speaking.

We hope this helped.  Let us know if you have any questions in the comments section below.  Please check back soon for more information and great tips for those who are suffering from reading problems or Dyslexia.


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