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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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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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Muscle pain all over the body, but different place each time. Especially the feet.dry eyes.fatigue,low energy, easy cold,tired.been for three months?

Muscle pain all over the body, but different place each time. Especially the feet.dry eyes.fatigue,low energy, easy cold,tired.been for three months?

Be seen: You would certainly do we to be seen for am accurate diagnosis, which could potentially include a systemic infectios or metabolic process. ...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

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Can seasonal pollen allergies make you tired and dry eyes? Should I try something else if Allegra not helping ? Yellow nasal mucous since Thurs.

Can  seasonal pollen allergies make you tired  and dry eyes? Should I try something else if Allegra not helping ? Yellow nasal mucous since Thurs.

Yes.: Season allergies can affect your energy levels. There is good evidence that untreated allergies causes fatigue in the work place and school environment. Dry eyes is a little atypical but the itchy eyes could feel like dry eyes. Other good OTC antihistamine medications are Zyrtec and Claritin. Good OTC nasal sprays are Flonase and Nasacort. Nasal irrigation is helpful too. ...Read more