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

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

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 some visual tasks such as reading make dry eye worse. The usual complaint with dry eyes is redness, foreign body sensation usually under the upper lids, intermittently blurred vision. Try tears and see what happens first. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dry Eyes (Definition)

Dry eyes is a clinical finding in which a person's eyes are not properly lubricated with tears. This may be due to excessive heat, dehydration, ...Read more


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What is the difference between dry eyes, eye fatigue and failing eyesight?

What is the difference between dry eyes, eye fatigue and failing eyesight?

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 around the eyes while failing eyesight means the visual acuity is declining and it is becoming harder to see. ...Read more

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Why does eye fatigue cause dry eyes?

Dry eye: With prolonged near or computer work, the eyelid blink rate decreases and the eyes get dry, leading to eye fatigue. With treatment, this issue can be avoided. ...Read more

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Eyes not focusing properly, or just tired/dry eyes; what to try?

Eyes not focusing properly, or just tired/dry eyes; what to try?

Dry eye: Your description sounds like dry eye. Initial treatment is frequent artificial tears during the day, ountment at night, warm compresses a few times a day, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If no improvement, you should see an eye doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can severe dry eyes and eye strain cause fatigue?

Can severe dry eyes and eye strain cause fatigue?

Absolutely!: Dry eyes can cause fatigue, but more importantly, dry eyes may be a manifestation of rheumatologic diseases such as arthritis, lupus and others. ...Read more

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I have a fever, bone pain, dry eyes & skin, and fatigue.What do these symptoms mean?

I have a fever, bone pain, dry eyes & skin, and fatigue.What do these symptoms mean?

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 your primary physician in order to run the proper test. ...Read more

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Allergies like dry eyes feeling bloated , brown discharge and being tired a sign of pregnancy ?

Allergies like dry eyes feeling bloated , brown discharge and being tired  a sign of pregnancy ?

Pregnancy: If you had unprotected sex and missed a period, you may be pregnant. Take a pregnancy test. Allergy symptoms themselves are not specifically a sign of pregnancy, but some pregnant women do report a flare of allergies, perhaps an increased environmental sensitivity. ...Read more