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I read a lot. At what intervals between reading should I rest my eye and what should I do to rest it? What's the proper distance to read a book?
OK: Take a break every 20 minutes looking off into the distance for two minutes. Average reading distance is 14 inches. ...Read more
Sleep : The best thing is to get plenty of rest. You can also try some artificial tear or lubricant eye drops. If you can afford it, the preservative free drops are the easiest on your eye. ...Read more
Depends: You need to ask your treating ophthalmologist what the limits of activity are for you which depends upon the extent of the injury and the means, medical or surgical, used to treat it. A good chance for communication and to learn isometric exercise. ...Read more
Tingling in left srm and hsnd,dizziness, psin in head and neck, liss of use temoorarily on left arm and hand, hrt rate 115 @ rest...left eye lazy?
You must see your primary doctor as soon as possible to work out what causes your symptoms and then get started in improving things.
Please let me know what develops. ...Read more
Hi, IV got a sharp pain in my head. Its on the right side and feels connected to my eye? Resting ie closing the eye eases the pain but it comes back?
Hi I have yellow tint to the upper portion of my eyeballs what could this be? It's only when I lift the upper lid . The rest of my eye is white.
Likely normal: You are probably noticing normal conjunctival tissue variations. The upper eyelid protects the upper eyeball from UV, drying, dust, etc., which generally keeps the tissue thicker and slightly different in its appearance. This is unlike the conjunctiva that is exposed between the eyelids (intrapalpebral) which is generally thinner with more prominent blood vessels. ...Read more
Does geodon (ziprasidone) provide normal sleep architecture or restorativ sleep? In the past caused sleep for 10-12 hours but after felt rested, yet dark eye circle
I am a 57 yr old male and over the last 3 years have developed numerous symptoms my doctor(s) are unable to explain. The few I am most concerned about do affect my functionality: memory, slow thinking, exercise intolerance, resting pulse 48, one eye out o
?thyroid: Slow mem, low exercise tolerance and low resting pulse w/ ?Eye sxs, could be multiple things, but one not to be missed is low thyroid. Since multiple physicians have seen you, I am sure your thyroid has been checked. Normal values are changing. Tsh should be between 1-2.5. The higher the tsh, w/ lo t4, the more hypothyroid one is. Rx is thyroid hormone replacement. ...Read more
No: Sleep is a beautifully orchestrated, highly conserved, complex body function with several brain systems working in concert. It is a vital restorative process that among other things helps with memory consolidation, metabolic function, immune competence, and growth. Quiet rest does not achieve the same brain state as sleep. Sleep is just as important as diet and leading a non-sedentary lifestyle. ...Read more
I have woken up the past 3 morning crossed eye. It goes away are a few minutes and the rest of the day I'm fine. Should I be worried?
Hi there, so i would like to know why even though I have enough sleep and rest but my eyes are constantly tired . Is there any explanation?
I am having problem with eyes, my eyes are getting tired almost everyday and I feel like wanna sleep have some rest or wanna keep them close.?
Recently I have been seeing large white glow in my eyes in flash photographs while the rest of people in the photo have red. Could this be a problem?
No: Without any symptoms related to your eyes I would not worry. Focus your attention elsewhere. ...Read more
My eyes are puffy even though I feel well rested. Why might this be happening? I though it only happened when you're tired.
Fluid retention: You are very young at 26, but i'd suspect you ate a salt laden meal (pizza, chinese) and you retained excess fluid to dilute the salt.If it persists see your dr. I'm worried about your ability to clear liquids as the eye area is more sensitive than ankle swelling in "edema", a sign of too much water in the body. ...Read more
Eyes have gotten gradually blurrier, both near and far vision. What could it be a symptom of besides tired eyes? Still blurry after rest.
Update glasses: You're likely experiencing a change in the near vision called presbyopia. This is a normal change where certain muscles of the eye that help with seeing things up close begin to weaken. Reading glasses are needed in this case or possibly bifocal eyeglasses. Your distance vision can change over time and if your glasses prescription is over 1 to 2 years old may just need an update for that. ...Read more
Hi when im watching tv and when im resting my eyes my vision becomes all white and then it will be gone for a second and back to normal vision?
See MD: Your symptoms are worrisome enough to recommend seeing an ophthalmologist. When it comes to your eyes, it is best to "be safe rather than sorry", and some vision disturbances need to be treated as soon as possible to prevent permanent damage. I know if that was happening to me, I would be on the phone with my eye doctor right away! ...Read more
Best guesses: This is tough to answer without seeing you...It could be vitiligo, an autoimmune skin-depigmenting disease. If the demarcation line between lighter and darker is more gradual, it could be that you got tan with glasses on or that sun tanned the more prominent parts of your face more (e.g., brows, nose, cheeks). Could possibly be an inflammatory reaction from topical cream/lotion or sinus issues. ...Read more
Not a problem: Computer use at length is fatiguing and drying. But it is not harmful so for instance there is no greater incidence of eye disease among Microsoft employees compared to people with non-computer work. ...Read more
After prolong bed rest, is normal for your head to feel floaty and hard to keep eyes still on things?
Yes, normal: After prolonged bedrest, your vascular system becomes less able to control your blood pressure and it can drop, making you slightly dizzy. The same thing happens to astronauts after prolonged weightlessness. It will recover quickly as you begin to feel better. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Believe cut on eye and day after still red but don't hurt. Does that mean I have pnkeye? Should I see dr or just let it rest up?
An injury: to the globe (eyeball) will be painful. If you have no pain then you have not injured the eyeball. There are a number of reasons your eye could be "red" and none can be diagnosed with any accuracy here. Would suggest you see your doctor for an exam if it persists for more than three days ...Read more
Is it possible to get a procedure so that the skin under your eyes is like the rest of your skin? No bumps no vines and no dark circles!!!!
Yes: See a dermatologist as previously recommendedGet a more detailed answer ›
My work involves consistent use of computers (8 hours a day min). My eyes get tired by the end of the day. I can't rest because of work. Suggestions?
Our eyes were not designed to focus on near objects for hours at a time without breaks. It's important to take at least 20 seconds every 10-20 minutes to focus on distant objects- you can also massage around your eyes, breathe deeply and move them in a circle.
See http://www.allaboutvision.com/cvs/irritated.htm for more suggestions related to monitor settings, work station etc.
Discuss with boss! ...Read more
Been on bed rest for 2 months on back. I've been sitting up for a a few seconds cause the floaty head is awful. Closing my eyes helps it subside. Why?
Floaty head? (Please: explain further? Is your head feeling full, dizzy, lightheadedness. What happens when you sit up, and stand up? Bed rest for 2 months is a long time to be unable to function with your eyes closed to bring relief. What does your doctor say? This needs to be worked up further by your PCP. See an integrative medicine doctor to address dietary issues related to sinusitis, allergies, and anxiety. ...Read more
If I close my eyes&lie on my bed but I don't sleep&think/worry about different issues,does my body rest? Is this kind of rest helpful to my body&mind?
Sleep hygiene : Getting a good sleep relies on having a set of good practices, such as, sleeping in a dark room, cutting caffeine, reducing TV watching at late night and maintaining a fixed bed time for sleep. Some of your symptoms may come from overwork, stress at home or work, or possibly due to some sort of anxiety. Most adults need a good 7-8 hours of sleep for general wellbeing.. ...Read more
Eye relaxation: Eyes naturally rest when closed or during sleep. If you feel the need for extra rest due to eye irritation or discomfort you may have uncorrected eyeglass needs, or eye dryness. Try use an over the counter tear replacement drop and if that does not work, then see an ophthalmologist for a refraction to determine your eyeglass needs. ...Read more
If im gettin new vains in my eyes everyday and they are grey, could this mean internal bleeding or chirosis? I rest well wats going on?
Probably not: Increased redness of the eyes can have many causes mostly due to problems related to the eyes. Less commonly, eye redness can be related to systemic diseases that can affect the entire body. An eye examination would be a place to start. Depending on the findings, a physical examination and blood tests may also be indicated. ...Read more
At an opticians they put your head in a rest but they tell you to keep your eyes ready and a machine puffs air into your eyes. What's this named?
Tonometry: This is a test to check the pressure in the eyes. ...Read more
The rest of my face looks young. But under my eyes there is too much skin and it bunches/wrinkles up. You can pinch the excess skin. I'm 39 and fit.
Blepahroplasty: Is the name for then procedure commonly known as an eyelid tuck. This sounds as if you may be a good candidate for this. Meet with an experienced surgeon ( perhaps 2 or 3) who can discuss the options. ...Read more