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Is there a the difference between eye fatigue and failing eyesight?

Is there a the difference between eye fatigue and failing eyesight?

Yes: Eye fatigue occurs when you are tired or your eyes have been "overworked". After long hours reading or working up close, the eyes may become dry and irritated. Failing eyesight implies that the eyes are no longer working as well as they should be or used to. It is important to see an eye doctor who can determine the cause of failing eyesight. ...Read more

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Eye Sight (Definition)

Sight is the sum of the light receptive and integrative capacity of the eye including best vision, color vision, night vision, depth vision, field of vision and the ability to track objects in motion. An ophthalmologist can measure these and determine the function of ...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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What is the difference between eye fatigue and poor eyesight?

What is the difference between eye fatigue and poor eyesight?

Cause & effect: Eye fatigue is often caused by one struggling to see with poor eyesight. The tiny muscles in your eyes continually try to focus a lens that by your age is getting stiff and won't focus as close up as it used to. These muscles naturally get tired. ...Read more

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How to eliminate eye fatigue?

How to eliminate eye fatigue?

Get eyes checked 1st: If your eye fatigue is due to decreased visual acuity, the only relief is from getting glasses or contacts. No exercises will help. It is also important to make it as easy for your eyes as you can such as adequate lighting for reading, avoiding books with tiny or unclear print, etc. Note that this time of year untreated allergies can make your eyes feel tired and gritty or filmy. ...Read more

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How can I avoid eye-fatigue when studying?

How can I avoid eye-fatigue when studying?

Get eyes checked 1st: If your eye fatigue is due to decreased visual acuity, the only relief is from getting glasses or contacts. No exercises will help. It is also important to make it as easy for your eyes as you can such as adequate lighting for reading, avoiding books with tiny or unclear print, etc. Note that this time of year untreated allergies can make your eyes feel tired and gritty or filmy. ...Read more

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What is the best way to deal with eye fatigue?

What is the best way to deal with eye fatigue?

Eye fatigue: It would be best to have a medical eye examination to determine if there is any underlying disease, a refractive problem (need for corrective lenses) or an eye muscle problem that may require specific therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Ron Lord
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Eye Fatigue (Definition)

Eye fatigue is a clinical finding where one's eyes get tired and either can't stay open or can't focus properly. It can result in nonspecific symptoms such as headache, eye pain, ...Read more


Dr. Michael Rothman
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Lethargy (Definition)

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