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Can you get a lazy eye from being too tired or sleepy?

Can you get a lazy eye from being too tired or sleepy?

Amblyopia: The opposite is usually true in that the lazy eye manifests itself during periods of tiredness as some effort needs be expended to maintain ocular alignment, when glasses are removed or patient's concentration drifts, the wandering off center becomes noticable. ...Read more

Dr. Dean Bonsall
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Strabismus (Definition)

Strabismus refers to misalignment of the eyes. It is typically but not exclusively found in children, with up to 4% incidence in some series. There are a number of surgical and non-surgical treatments for strabismus, based ...Read more


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I'm not sleepy but my right eye feel heavy n like it is sleepy. It feels better closed but that's awkward. I don't have a lazy eye but what's going on?

I'm not sleepy but my right eye feel heavy n like it is sleepy. It feels better closed but that's awkward. I don't have a lazy eye but what's going on?

See below: Without an exam and further info, it is very difficult to make a diagnosis. There are some disease processes of the eyes that can cause a droopy lid. See your doc for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop a lazy eye from being tired?

Is it possible to develop a lazy eye from being tired?

In a sense: "lazy eye" is an eye which drifts from straight ahead usually due to visual problems from infancy and childhood. Some adults have compensated for this in the sense that they hold the eyes in a good position while alert. Those that do this can find that the eye which is seeing less well might drift if they get tired. As long as this is controlled most of the time, it can be ignored. ...Read more

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My eyes get tired & feel sleepy during day time. Is there something I should use for my eyes? Think it's passed on to me genetically as my dad is same

My eyes get tired & feel sleepy during day time. Is there something I should use for my eyes? Think it's passed on to me genetically as my dad is same

Time for refraction: Several factors may be responsible for your tiredness towards the end of the day. If you are straining to read (as in farsightedness), this will naturally fatigue you as the day wears on. An eye exam to check you for glasses will be valuable. You may also be losing sleep or not sleeping well, be under stress, or be varying your sleep-wake cycle. Poor diet and lack of exercise may also affect you. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my eyes glitch off and on and right afterwards I get real tired and sleepy feeling sometimes I can't stay awake?

What does it mean when my eyes glitch off and on and right afterwards I get real tired and sleepy feeling sometimes I can't stay awake?

Fatigue?: This sounds like fatigue but it should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist. There is several neurologic conditions that should be ruled out. ...Read more

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I am always tired and sleepy. I get headache a lot and sharp pains on my head. When I think for a minute, I get headache. Why does this happen?

Disturbing: These symptoms are too non-specific to allow an opinion for cause, but they are sufficiently severe to warrant a full detailed assessment by a pcp. It is not possible to know whether this has an organic basis or a psychological one, but a good clinician should be able to work this out. Good luck and hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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I've noticed that over the years whenever I'm really tired or sleepy, my body starts to get itchy, to the point where I'm scratching from head to toe.

I've noticed that over the years whenever I'm really tired or sleepy, my body starts to get itchy, to the point where I'm scratching from head to toe.

Itchiness: In the absence of rash, itching is much more commonly due to dry or irritated skin than to underlying problems. Be sure to moisturize well after bathing using a non-alcohol containing lotion and to hydrate adequately. Try reducing the time and water temperature when bathing and use non-irritating soap such as Dove. You might find the itch disappears. ...Read more

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Extreme tiredness extreme weakness always feeling hungry can't keep my eyes open confusion dizziness and extreme sleepiness?

Extreme tiredness extreme weakness always feeling hungry can't keep my eyes open confusion dizziness and extreme sleepiness?

Blood sugar check: Your symptoms can be due to possibly high blood sugar but if not consider evaluation for Sleep Apnea. Nevertheless you need to see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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I feel burning eyes, sometimes it goes dull & lil red, and I feel tiredness with leg pain...feeling weakness & sleepy most of the time.

I feel burning eyes, sometimes it goes dull & lil red, and I feel tiredness with leg pain...feeling weakness & sleepy most of the time.

Check your blood.: Although your symptoms don't point to anything specific, and that can happen with many conditions, still you need to make sure that you are not diabetic and you thyroid glans is working fine.

You also need to make sure your Hemoglobin is normal as well as your Vitamin B12 levels.

You also need to eat right and do regular exercise.

Good luck. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics make you to have tired or sleepy eyes?

Can antibiotics make you to have tired or sleepy eyes?

To some degree, yes: Some medications can dry the eyes. These include blood pressure pills, antidepressants, and many others. A good addage to follow is that all medications can cause a variety of side effects, even if it is not specifically written on the package inserts. Dry eyes in turn can be experienced as tired or sleepy. ...Read more

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My eyes feel tired a lot recently sometimes w a headache? I use artificial tears occasionally since they're dry as well. It makes me sleepy. Tips pls?

My eyes feel tired a lot recently sometimes w a headache? I use artificial tears occasionally since they're dry as well. It makes me sleepy. Tips pls?

Tired, Dry Eye: Dry eye is common. Trick is to rejuvenate tear film (has 3parts) apply heat to eyelids without burning your skin (hot towel in hot water; avoid pushing on eye); re-heating when towel gets cold (like hot towel push ups), it will open the meibomian gland and use artificial tears 4x/day. Headaches: med side effects; dehydration; gluten senstitivity, etc; see eyedoc2020.Blogspot. Com. ...Read more

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Feel sleepy, light headed and tired. Abnormal puffy face in the morning and cant even keep my eyes open during the day. Feels like a weight on my eyelids?

Feel sleepy, light headed and tired. Abnormal puffy face in the morning and cant even keep my eyes open during the day. Feels like a weight on my eyelids?

Sleepy. Tired puffy: Check for thyroid and sleep apnea (if you have sleep apnea -as above-make sure your CPAP is working), as well as drug interactions, ANA, sed rate for autoimmune disease, electrolytes as potassium, magnesium calcium, and check for gastritis, H pylori. Rarely cushings disease but you are fairly young for that.. . ...Read more

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Can you tell me if someone is tired/sleepy, if the person uses an eye drop, will they feel more awake?

Eyedrops: Eyedrops may reduce the red appearance of the eyes, but will not make a person feel more awake if they are tired/sleepy. ...Read more

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Why our eye dry up when we are tired or sleepy? I tried to blink as much as I can but it still feel dry.

Why our eye dry up when we are tired or sleepy? I tried to blink as much as I can but it still feel dry.

Eye dryness: Is common after we sleep. This is due to irregularity of the tear film that develops while our eyes are closed. Also, some people have some inflammation along the edge of their eyelids. This can also cause some of the symptoms. Try using some artificial tears in your eyes both before you go to sleep and after you wake up. This should help your symptoms. If not, then see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What can I do to combat extreme eye fatigue & sleepiness?

What can I do to combat extreme eye fatigue & sleepiness?

Diagnose then treat: Extreme eye fatigue and sleepiness can be caused by a medical or ophtalmoligal condition, they may be related or not. But before suggestions can be pursued consulting with your medical doctor and possibly and opthalmologist would be the obvious starts in addition to getting enough sleep. ...Read more

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Lately when I've been really sleepy or tired my eyes will move back and forth really quickly. Is that normal if you're really tired?

Lately when I've been really sleepy or tired my eyes will move back and forth really quickly. Is that normal if you're really tired?

Nystagmus is a: Condition that can produce the symptoms you mention. Please see your eye doctor for an exam and possible treatment. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Summer is coming and I often feel sleepy and tired during the morning and focus on the book too much make my eyes easily be sour. How can I relive it?

Summer is coming and I often feel sleepy and tired during the morning and focus on the book too much make my eyes easily be sour. How can I relive it?

Sounds like Dry eyes: Dry eyes are an often the culprit of many symptoms in the eye which can include burning, stinging, tearing, foreign body sensation, tiredness, heaviness, blurred vision and eye pain. You can have some or all of the symptoms or even none of the symptoms and have dry eye. I would suggest starting with using over-the-counter artificial tears and a warm compress on the eye to see if that helps. ...Read more

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Ckd stage 3. Feeling tired, sleepy, dark urine, puffy eyes and sometimes lower back pain (mild)?

Ckd stage 3. Feeling tired, sleepy, dark urine, puffy eyes and sometimes lower back pain (mild)?

See your doctor: Bot sure what Stage 3 is but work with medical physician to start feeling better again, and hydrate more too. Want you feeling better and stronger! ...Read more

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Tired eyes also with a sharp pain behind them. Stiff neck severe headaches pain in armpit going down my arm on my right side feel dizzy and sleepy?

Tired eyes also with a sharp pain behind them. Stiff neck severe headaches pain in armpit going down my arm on my right side feel dizzy and sleepy?

See your doctor: There can be a multitude of causes for any one of the symptoms you have described. You should schedule an appointment with your PCP for further evaluation. You may possibly need lab testing, etc. ...Read more

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Can you get a lazy eye if something goes wrong during an eyebrow piercing?

Sure: It is possible since the nerve (one of two) goes right through there. Recommend off center piercing. ...Read more

Dr. Dean Bonsall
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Amblyopia (Definition)

Loss not due to a structural problem such as myopia or hyperopia and develops early in life. For more information, ...Read more


Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Lazy Eye (Definition)

Occurs when (1) one eye does not see as well as another eye or (2) does not align properly ...Read more