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A 35-year-old member asked:

I tend to press down on my eyes when i am stressed and feel strain in my eyes. is this okay?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Try not to.: Eyestrain usually has an underlying cause. If it is stress, then stress management techniques such as biofeedback can help. If the vision feels blurred then it's probably a good idea to get the vision checked out first - this has solved many an eyestrain complaint for us!
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Probably: Hard to hurt your eyes by pressing on them for a few seconds. Just sounds like a bad habit.

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