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What to do if I have red eyes causes by eye strain or dry eyes?

What to do if I have red eyes causes by eye strain or dry eyes?

Depends: Eye strain is a possible symptom of dry eyes. There are two common causes of dry eyes -- low tear production or poor tear quality leading to rapid tear evaporation. You can try otc artificial tears, but ultimately you will need an eye md to diagnose and give appropriate treatment to your specific underlying cause. ...Read more

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I've heard red color has less strain on the eyes. Will increasing red in rgb of the screen reduce eye strain? Isn't this similar to warm color temp?

I've heard red color has less strain on the eyes. Will increasing red in rgb of the screen reduce eye strain? Isn't this similar to warm color temp?

Variable: My eyes get very blurry when looking at red color for long periods of time. This can vary. You should also see what the degree of brightness does to the eyes. ...Read more

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Are red eyes caused by eye strain or dry eyes?

Are red eyes caused by eye strain or dry eyes?

Possibly: Red eyes is just a sign of irritation. It is very non-specific and can be caused by numerous etiologies including eye strain. Eye strain leads to dry eyes, which could then cause red eyes. You should see an eye md for appropriate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What can be causing my eyes to go red randomly that is not allergies, sleep disorder, or eye strain. Could this be a head injury or thyroid issue?

What can be causing my eyes to go red randomly that is not allergies, sleep disorder, or eye strain. Could this be a head injury or thyroid issue?

Dry eyes: Please consider seeing your eye doctor. It's unlikely that thyroid or head injury is causing random red eyes. A common cause is dry eyes, but it could also be other things. ...Read more

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I was on the computer for probably 2 to 3 hours (reading a book) and now my eyes feel strained and the white part of my eye is red should I be worried?

I was on the computer for probably 2 to 3 hours (reading a book) and now my eyes feel strained and the white part of my eye is red should I be worried?

Visual fatigue: After using a computer for a period of time can occur if one has a slight refractive error or accommodative dysfunction (also remedied by glasses). A good vision exam that tests both near and distance vision, as well as a good ocular exam looking at the ocular alignment and ability to accommodate properly will give you the solution to your problem. Also using artificial tears will help the redness ...Read more

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While I think my sight is getting a little worse, seems like Effexor (venlafaxine) makes things blurry & I feel I'm straining, eyes watery. Possible? Could it pass?

While I think my sight is getting a little worse, seems like Effexor (venlafaxine) makes things blurry & I feel I'm straining, eyes watery. Possible? Could it pass?

Blurry vision s/e?: Blurred vision is a dose-related, uncommon side effect of Effexor (venlafaxine). Review with prescribing doctor to consider lower dose. If problem continues, see ophthalmologist for exam and proper diagnosis. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does anxiety affect your eyes in any way? I have eye strain & my vision is ok but it feels like one of my eyes gets blurry sometimes.?

Does anxiety affect your eyes in any way? I have eye strain & my vision is ok but it feels like one of my eyes gets blurry sometimes.?

Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please eye doctor and then go to a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. ...Read more

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I had pink eye the last couple days. My eye does not hurt at all now and the redness is gone. However my vision is still blurry out of that eye.?

I had pink eye the last couple days. My eye does not hurt at all now and the redness is gone. However my vision is still blurry out of that eye.?

Pink eye: If you can send a photo that may help us see if you had epidemic keratoconjunctivitis and residual scar tissue. Consult with us to determine why your vision is not back to normal. ...Read more

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Think I have dry eye. Wake up with extremely blurry vision. Redness and watering in that eye. What can I do?

Think I have dry eye. Wake up with extremely blurry vision. Redness and watering in that eye. What can I do?

Artificial Tears: Many times there can be a slight opening of lids when sleeping. That may lead to drying out of the exposed area. Use artificial tears to help soothe it, but if it persists, you best see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Can reading on a smartphone too often cause dizziness/headache due to eye strain? My vision is 20/10 however gets blurry when focusing on small items

Can reading on a smartphone too often cause dizziness/headache due to eye strain? My vision is 20/10 however gets blurry when focusing on small items

Accomodative strain: An increasingly common syndrome. Near visual tasks such as reading or extensive close smart phone work causes eye strain. Never use your "distant" eye glasses for doing extensive near work. This aggravates the strain.
Handy rule of 20's:
Every 20 minutes of near work, look away, at least 20 feet, for at least 20 seconds of rest. ...Read more

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Eye redness w/ tears one day in right eye and sensitivity to light. Now right eye is somewhat blurrier than usual (w/glasses) and seeing things double?

Eye redness w/ tears one day in right eye and sensitivity to light. Now right eye is somewhat blurrier than usual (w/glasses) and seeing things double?

Need examination: Your symptoms may indicate an inflammation or infection of the eye that may require treatment to avert a sight threatening event. Get an exam asap. ...Read more

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Right eye is in pain, headache, blurry vision hard to concentrate on things close up and the pupil is a little bigger than the other one eye strain?

Right eye is in pain, headache, blurry vision hard to concentrate on things close up and the pupil is a little bigger than the other one eye strain?

Inflammation or drug: You could have iritis which requires a visit to your ophthalmologist. It could also be caused from drugs. Some prescribed medications can do this. Some recreational meds can do this as well. ...Read more

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How does anxiety cause blurry vision sometimes, eye strain, and halos around lights at night? My eye doc said everything was fine.

Anxiety attacks: During anxiety attacks, most of patients have rapid breathing, leading to low Carbon dioxide (CO2) level in the blood, causing blurred vision, numbness around lips and overall tingling feeling. Usually patients are directed to breath in a bag, that helps alleviate such symptoms. ...Read more

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Blurry vision in left eye. Eye doctor says it's eye strain but it's really bad when I first wake up. Comes and goes all day randomly. What could it be?

Blurry vision in left eye. Eye doctor says it's eye strain but it's really bad when I first wake up. Comes and goes all day randomly. What could it be?

Blurry vision DES: Blurry vision can be due to: dry eyes (most common) {from a variety of causes, mgd, blepharitis}, need for new glasses (refractive error;induced myopia); diabetes, headaches/ migraines; conjunctivalchalasis; rare issues (increased intracranial pressure/ papilledema, etc. Be sure you went to eyeMD, had full dilated exam, HVF, OCT, pupil check. If all normal, glucose check. ...Read more

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Blurry vision with glasses- monocular diplopia-eye redness-gradual. Doc says allergy, steroid drops did not work. Had brain MRI -clear. What is it?

Blurry vision with glasses- monocular diplopia-eye redness-gradual. Doc says allergy, steroid drops did not work. Had brain MRI -clear. What is it?

Number of causes: There are several causes of monocular diplopia, from lens to retinal disorders. It might be valuable for you to be referred to an ophthalmologist who can do a detailed examination of front-of-the-eye to back-of-the-eye potential issues. ...Read more

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While on long haul flight, I experienced problems with my eyes - red, dry, pain, discomfort, & blurry vision both far & near. Settled day after. Why?

While on long haul flight, I experienced problems with my eyes - red, dry, pain, discomfort, & blurry vision both far & near. Settled day after. Why?

Air flight = dry air: The conditioned air on airplanes is quite dry and poses a tendency to get dry eyes for most people. If you combine that with contact lens wear, lack of sleep, and long haul, there can be significant drying. The symptoms you describe are consistent with that. ...Read more

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What causes blurry vision and red eyes?

Many things: Depending on the other eye symptoms, onset, duration, etc this could represent a variety of different eye conditions from simpler things like dry eye or ocular allergy to more serious disorders such as contact lens overwear or a corneal infection. You should see an eye doctor for further evaluation if the symptoms worsen. ...Read more

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Hi. .. Yesterday I made custom laisek to both eyes..... Today my left eye is blurry with red marks in the white area. I can see clearer in right eye?

Hi. .. Yesterday I made custom laisek to both eyes..... Today my left eye is blurry with red marks in the white area. I can see clearer in right eye?

See your surgeon: Visual loss would be an issue that needs to assessed by your surgical team. Redness can be small bruises from lasik suction ring or a sign of healing problems. Seek follow up care asap. ...Read more

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My eyes are red most of the time. Blurry vision. And a brown/pink that's beginning to cover my iris. N I feel throbbin on my eyeball constantly?

My eyes are red most of the time. Blurry vision. And a brown/pink that's beginning to cover my iris. N I feel throbbin on my eyeball constantly?

Pterygium?: Sounds like a pterygium, which is when the conjunctiva (the clear skin like coating of the white part of the eye) grows over the cornea (blocking the color of the iris). Treat by avoiding uv sunlight rays and keep the eyes moist. An examination is recomended, and possibly surgical removal indicated. ...Read more

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What damage can high blood pressure have on eyes? Whites of my eyes get blurry & blood red. I think it is my blood pressure but others say allergies.

What damage can high blood pressure have on eyes? Whites of my eyes get blurry & blood red. I think it is my blood pressure but others say allergies.

Significant damage: Hypertension may cause damage to the retina by damaging the blood supply to the retina. This can cause retinal hemorrhage, blurring of vision and even complete loss of vision. Also, can cause optic neuropathy. It can also lead to fluid build up in the choroid, needing surgery. Allergy presents with runny nose, reddening of conjunctiva and sclera, itching and watering of eyes, sneezing etc. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to artificial tears and now my eyelids are red and swollen and feel heavy and my eyes are blurry how can I cure it?

I'm allergic to artificial tears and now my eyelids are red and swollen and feel heavy and my eyes are blurry how can I cure it?

Change tears: There are many brands of artificial tears and a good first step is to try an alternate brand. Allergy to artificial tears is extraordinarily rare. You might also try an anti-allergic otc drop like ophcon-a (available as house brand in most pharmacies). Only if this fails do you need to consult with your ophthalmologist. Steroids are a later use drop when others fail. ...Read more

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I have dry eyes itchy red dry eye corners my eyes are releasing green yellow gooey substance that turns solid after a while and makes my eyes blurry?

I have dry eyes itchy red dry eye corners my eyes are releasing green yellow gooey substance that turns solid after a while and makes my eyes blurry?

Discharge from eyes: It is not possible to make an accurate diagnosis with limited information on this forum. The symptoms you describe are consistent with conjunctivitis which is most often viral, but can be bacterial. One needs to be examined to be sure there is no other lesion in the eye that could be associated. Please go see a doctor for a proper examination, diagnosis, and treatment recommendation. ...Read more

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I have bad indigestion, frequent urination, blurry/red/dry eyes, and an inability to focus for the last two days. Any thoughts?

I have bad indigestion, frequent urination, blurry/red/dry eyes, and an inability to focus for the last two days. Any thoughts?

Need thorough: History and to be seen by your PCP or doctor if you are having systemic symptoms that aren't normal. So it can be determined what the cause is. If it's something you ate, was exposed to environmentally, meds, drugs, alcohol, recreational drugs, or smoking that caused this, there's not enough info to go on w/o more hx. Your body is telling you that whatever it is, you need to be examined first ASAP ...Read more

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Doctor, my vision has been blurry for quite a while now. Before this I had pink eye and I'm not sure if it was bacterial or viral. My eyes are not red?

Doctor, my vision has been blurry for quite a while now. Before this I had pink eye and I'm not sure if it was bacterial or viral. My eyes are not red?

Blurry vision: Blurry vision that develops during the day can be caused by dry eyes (keratoconjunctivitis sicca), allergies and medications, to name a few. Lubricating drops or allergy drops that are preservative free can be used for relief. Changes in vision should prompt a visit to an optometrist for evaluation sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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I have red line sort of like branches on my eye and red parts at the corner. My eye degree is 500+ 6/69 I think. Not painful not blurry! Help!!!

I have red line sort of like branches on my eye and red parts at the corner. My eye degree is 500+ 6/69 I think. Not painful not blurry! Help!!!

Need more history: Are you wearing contacts? Do you have any allergies? Are you using any eye drops that you are using? Any history of pink eye? How long has it been going on? When did you start noticing it? Both eyes? Do you smoke? Do you drink alcoholic? Do you do a lot of computer work? These are questions your doctor would ask, This would help to know, so we can help you further. Please keep us posted. Thx! ...Read more

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My vision is a bit blurry and my right eye is red and slightly painful?

My vision is a bit blurry and my right eye is red and slightly painful?

See doctor: See optometry or ophthalmology in the morning. Try refresh tears 1 drop as much as needed. Is over the counter. ...Read more

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My eye hurts and it itches a lot and it gets red kind of blury at the begining it would make my head hurt what is it?

Several: Possibilities, including dry eyes and viral infections (related to lip blisters)....I recommend getting this examined by an eyemd for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more