How to reduce eye strain: Treatment with heat and cold

How to reduce eye strain: Treatment with heat and cold

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6 thoughts on “How to reduce eye strain: Treatment with heat and cold

  1. Hi. I have passed one year with a digital eye strain symptoms. I tried my best with supplements(include meso), screen filter and sunglasses. They works but my eyes don’t get better. Is it treatable?


    1. Gwonpyo Lee, hi. Thanks for your question!

      I am not aware of computer eye strain being treatable. Not in the sense of the eyes feeling the same as before – gone completely :(.

      Some people report on important improvements after seeing this or that doctor. But not a 100% recovery.

      Figuring out the cure takes persistence and luck, though:
      – Because both causes and solutions differ from person to person
      – So it’s unlikely to find the doctor that is able to diagnose and treat whatever happens to be causing your computer eye strain.

      Unfortunately, the cause is not clear. Nor is it clear how to identify it. Particularly as there may be more than one.

      I mean, computer screens bring out the problem. But usually, there is a predisposing factor. Or a set of them.

      However, as you’ve done already, it is possible to improve computer eye strain.

      Unfortunately, sometimes it requires a change in work/life-style :(:

      That’s the best I can do. Does it help?


      1. Thank you for the reply. You do not seem to be cured either.

        I met four ophthalmologists. But all of them don’t help. (ToT)

        What I found is… Beta carotene(as vitamin a precursor) and vitamin b3 are really important as same as lutein.

        And riboflavin, dha(omega3), anthocyanosides also works.

        I really hope someday I will find the answer. I don’t wanna live forever with this shit.


      2. That’s why I mentioned PERSISTENCE.

        What you mention – meeting 4 ophthalmologists, but no help – is many people’s experience 😦

        You might speed up your search of a solution (or at least significant improvement) if you try seeing NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGISTS.

        Good luck! Really!


  2. Hello,
    Please can u tell me how to use this technique in winter ,not is so hard to put a cold towel can I use the hot one only .

    Thanks a lot ,


    1. Beshoy, hi and thanks for this question.
      I am not exactly sure what the issue is. Is it that the cold towel feels too cold? If so, there is no need to make it so cold it you can’t stand it. Just do what feels comfortable. You should feel the tension around your eyes easing off.
      Was that helpful? Best,


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