Definition of "eyestrain" [eyestrain]

  • 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. (noun)

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Use "eyestrain" in a sentence
  • "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."
  • "Can’t stand the eyestrain from a fluourescent bulb."
  • "I am unsure what kind of eyestrain the iPad would cause however."