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A 22-year-old male asked:

noticed lately that my eyes are really dry when waking up. uncomfortable to open eyes, requires blinking, and feels dry like i slept w/ contacts on?

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Take out contacts!: First, stop sleeping in contact lenses; you're headed for trouble, such as an infection. Next, use a ocular lubricant, like refresh liquigel, prior to going to bed.
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones commented
Family Medicine 45 years experience
In winter, heat on, humidity is low.
Dec 13, 2013
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Provided original answer
Agree. Humidifying your home air helps with dry eyes, nasal passages & throat, and lessens tendency for viral infections.
Dec 13, 2013
Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Dry eyes: Sounds if you have dry eyes, and they get inflamed when sleeping. One can use artificial tears and take oral omega-3s. Warm compresses to stimulate more tear production. A humidifier in the home. Beyond that you need the advice of an eye md. They may recommend punctal plugs, medicated drops, etc. Oral omega-3's seem to work best for nighttime problems. Could be infection - blepharitis!

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