One of the most common eye symptoms experienced by children and adults alike, is eye strain. Eye strain encompasses pain in and around the eye, headache or even shoulder pain. An individual may experience excessive watering of eyes or feel the need to frequently rub the eyes to relieve discomfort. This happens when you subconsciously try to focus excessively to clear up your vision.
There are many factors that can cause eye strain. Most commonly if you have refractive error (need for eyeglasses or spectacles ). These days, during the pandemic, increased screen times  have lead to an increase in eye strain.This applies to both children and adults. Increased screen time due to online classes as well as lack of other recreational options, has contributed to this problem. Even for adults, zoom meetings and increased work from home office hours have increased eye strain that arises out of focusing on near objects for prolonged periods of time.
Author Dr. S. Aisha Bokhari

Dr. S. Aisha Bokhari is a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Anterior segment & Oculoplastic surgeon at The Eye Center & South City Hospital, Karachi. She has expertise in Pediatric and Adult ophthalmology including cataract surgery, strabismus (squint) surgery, oculoplastics, aesthetic or cosmetic surgery and trauma repair. She is exceptionally well trained in a vast array of micro surgical ocular procedures, including phacoemulsification, cornea and refractive surgery and other anterior segment surgeries.With a special interest in oculoplastics, she has clinical expertise in peri-ocular cosmesis, including Botox injections for upper face conditions such as frown lines, crows feet, hemifacial spasms.Dr. Bokhari holds a Fellowship in Ophthalmology from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow (United Kingdom).

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