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A 34-year-old member asked:

why might it be that my eyes burn when i am rubbing them?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 45 years experience
Dry eyes: Dry eyes or blepharitis (inflammation of the glands along the lid edges) could be the culprit. Try some over the counter artificial tears to see if this improves the situation.
Dr. Neil Katz
Dr. Neil Katz answered
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Possibly allergies: Try to stop rubbing and instead apply a cold compress or ice pack. If that doesn't give you relief try an over the counter anti histamine eye drop or an artificial lubrication eye drop. Otc oral antihistamines may work well too if you have other allergy symptoms.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Why do my eyes burn when i'm tired?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Fatigue: Might be due to eye strain, dry eyes, lack of sleep, irritation, allergies, contacts, etc. Could be related to blepharitis (clogged oil glands) which is common.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Why do my eyes burn so much? Feels like they're ok but then get dry easily.

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Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Surface problems: Sounds like you are having problems with the tear film on the surface of the eye. When you don't have enough tears, or the right composition of tears, or inflammation of the lids and conjunctiva from blepharitis or rosacea, then burning, grittiness, fluctuating vision and dryness can result. An exam will help sort out the underlying cause for the most appropriate tx strategy.
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Why do my eyes burn when I put in my contacts sometimes?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Various causes: Eye infection, dry eye, dirty contact lens, deposits on lens, irritating lens solution, folded lens or a tear in it, etc. -- see if artificial tears helps. If it hurts, take it out and start with a new one.
A male asked:

My eyes burn when i sit on the computer for a very long tym and my job demands it. So could you please give me a solution?

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Dr. Tal Raviv
Dr. Tal Raviv answered
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Rest and tears: This so called 'computer vision syndrome' can be due to uncorrected refractive error, dry eye, or infrequent blinking. Ensure your glasses are up to date, try artificial tears, and take short breaks to blink or close eyes for few seconds.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

Why do my eyes burn when i put mascara on?

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Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Irritation: You mascara may be irrtating your eyes. Dry eyes and allergy can cause burnning sensation.

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