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How can you tell the difference between tired eyes and dry eyes

A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Sometimes hard...: "tired" eyes can have a variety of differing sensations. Tired eyes most often come from problems with focus or eye alignment. What is confusing is s... Read More
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Sometime same: Your eyes can be tired from moving your eyes or focusing for too long. However, most tired eyes are prob from overuse causing dry eyes. Dry eyes on... Read More
Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Can be same thing: The feeling of tired eyes can be related to dry eye. Dryness typically feels like something is in the eye, irritation, redness, scratchiness, blurred... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 50 years experience
Totally different: Dry eyes means a lack of quantity or quality of tears at make the eyes feel dry, gritty and scratchy. Eye fatigue refers to achiiness and headaches ar... Read More
Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Dry eye: Dry eye causes the eye to feel tired (eye fatigue) and as the dry eye worsens it can cause blurred vision (failing eyesight). With treatment, these i... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gould
Neurology 27 years experience
Headache: Headaches come in numerous styles and durations. Probably a benign phenomenon if it is very fleeting and solitary.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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See a neurologist: With a headache specialty who also is trained in sleep medicine. Such a neurologist should be able to sort this out for you. Best wishes.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 9 years experience
Viral: Most likely a viral infection.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Eye overuse?: Fatigue is a symptom, so it can't cause dry eyes. However, overuse of your eyes can cause dry eyes which can give you that symptom. Having dry eyes ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
See Eye Doctor: You need a complete eye examination by a competent ophthalmologist. Fatigue is a possibility, but loss of focus may be a sign of something more.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Absolutely!: Dry eyes can cause fatigue, but more importantly, dry eyes may be a manifestation of rheumatologic diseases such as arthritis, lupus and others.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Maybe inflamatory ar: You could have a condition call sjogren's syndrome, however many conditions could produce simimilar symptoms such as plain fever.You should consult yo... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Bozzuto
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
More information: Without knowing if it's on the eyelid or eyeball, have no clue

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