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as·the·no·pi·a

(as'thĕ-nō'pē-ă)
Subjective symptoms of ocular fatigue, discomfort, lacrimation, and headaches arising from use of the eyes.
Synonym(s): eyestrain.
[G. astheneia, weakness, + ōps, eye]

eye strain

A popular term used to describe any feeling of discomfort or distress related to the eyes or to seeing. Eye strain is not a medical concept as the eyes cannot be ‘strained’ or adversely affected by use. Headache and aching of the muscles around the eyes commonly result from visual difficulty.
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