Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Pain and fatigue of the eyes, often accompanied by headache, resulting from prolonged use of the eyes, uncorrected defects of vision, or an imbalance of the eye muscles.

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  • noun tiredness or pain in the eyes, sometimes accompanied by headache, caused by excessive or improper use of the eyes, or by uncorrected defects of vision

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  • noun a tiredness of the eyes caused by prolonged close work by a person with an uncorrected vision problem

Etymologies

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eye +‎ strain

Examples

  • I've been submerged with Guide proofreading, a semi-annual communal exercise in eyestrain and Twizzlers and chocolate-fueled mania; yesterday I couldn't stop calling everyone "enthusiasts" after reading the word one too many times.

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  • I've been submerged with Guide proofreading, a semi-annual communal exercise in eyestrain and Twizzlers and chocolate-fueled mania; yesterday I couldn't stop calling everyone "enthusiasts" after reading the word one too many times.

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  • Can’t stand the eyestrain from a fluourescent bulb.

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  • I am unsure what kind of eyestrain the iPad would cause however.

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  • On-screen graphics require special attention, while issues such as eyestrain need to be given serious consideration.

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  • On-screen graphics require special attention, while issues such as eyestrain need to be given serious consideration.

    informitv

  • On-screen graphics require special attention, while issues such as eyestrain need to be given serious consideration.

    informitv

  • On-screen graphics require special attention, while issues such as eyestrain need to be given serious consideration.

    informitv

  • We have learned that the interface between people and machine (sedentary work) is inherently corrosive, producing cumulative health problems such as eyestrain, fatigue, repetitive stress injuries, chronic low back disorders, constriction of blood flow and breathing, and neck and shoulder strain.

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  • We have learned that the interface between people and machine (sedentary work) is inherently corrosive, producing cumulative health problems such as eyestrain, fatigue, repetitive stress injuries, chronic low back disorders, constriction of blood flow and breathing, and neck and shoulder strain.

    PSFK

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