Handling Sore Eyes When Wearing Glasses For A Long Time?
Regards. Sya taufiq. 27 years old. I have a minus eye disorder. (Approximately minus 2.25). I wear minus glasses in certain situations. Not intense every day. When I wear glasses too long, more than 5 hours. Suddenly the end of the back bone, the middle of the shoulder feels sore. But no headache. Another effect, his eyes feel tired. May I know why?rnThanks
Hello, good morning Taufiq.
Minus glasses should be used every time you see far, this aims to avoid an increase or worsening of myopia (nearsightedness, otherwise known as minus eye). When we do not use auxiliary glasses when seeing or reading something far away, the eye muscles work harder and eventually cause eye muscle fatigue, so that people who experience it feel tired eyes.
The use of auxiliary glasses that are not in accordance with the condition/ability of the eyes can also cause eye muscle fatigue, therefore a visual examination (eye vision check) needs to be carried out properly, namely to an ophthalmologist or to a clinic that has an eye vision examination facility. It should be noted that not wearing auxiliary glasses as recommended can cause the minus to increase quickly, as a result if he continues to wear the old auxiliary glasses (the minus of which does not match the actual minus eye condition), the eye muscles will also continue to be tired. On the other hand, if he wears auxiliary glasses whose minus is greater than the original condition of his eyes (for example due to an error in eye vision examination), then that person can also experience eye muscle fatigue. So the use of eyeglass lenses that are suitable for eye conditions is very important.
Other causes of eye muscle fatigue include:
staring at a computer screen, TV, etc., for a long time. This includes when driving long distances
doing work or activities that require eye focus (e.g. reading, watching, etc.) in poor lighting (can be underexposed or even too bright/glare)
too long to read
It is recommended that you re-check your vision (to an ophthalmologist or to a clinic that has appropriate facilities) to get the right glasses, according to your vision power.
Regarding complaints of shoulder aches, it can be the result of muscle tension due to tired eyes, however, shoulder and spine aches can also be caused by several other conditions, for example:
a result of tension-type headaches
too often carry heavy loads (eg bags)
frozen shoulder (stiff shoulder) due to thickening of the tissue around the shoulder joint
previous injury history
To help reduce the complaints of shoulder and spine pain that you are experiencing, you can follow some of the following suggestions:
get enough rest
avoid lifting too heavy
compress the painful part with a warm compress
you can take a pain reliever like paracetamol
If complaints of shoulder and back pain persist, it is recommended that you consult a doctor. The doctor may order an X-ray or MRI if needed. Treatment with physiotherapy may be recommended.
That's all, hope it helps,
Regards, dr. Denisa