Top
10
Doctor insights on: Eye Strain And The Thyroid

Share
1

1
What can be causing my eyes to go red randomly that is not allergies, sleep disorder, or eye strain. Could this be a head injury or thyroid issue?

What can be causing my eyes to go red randomly that is not allergies, sleep disorder, or eye strain. Could this be a head injury or thyroid issue?

Dry eyes: Please consider seeing your eye doctor. It's unlikely that thyroid or head injury is causing random red eyes. A common cause is dry eyes, but it could also be other things. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
13 doctors shared insights

Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


3

3
Is eye strain really that bad?

Is eye strain really that bad?

NO: Eyestrain really won't damage your eyes but is rather a symptom of an underlying problem. For optimal comfort and productivity, be sure to get a refraction for glasses to determine the true origin. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
What are symptoms of eye strain?

What are symptoms of eye strain?

Eye irritation: Prolonged focused tasks such as reading, computer use, electronic device use requires tightening of the ciliary muscle. This can lead eye irritation and vague headache. This can be avoided by periodically changing focus to a more distant object. ...Read more

6

6
What's a way to eliminate my eye strain?

What's a way to eliminate my eye strain?

First, make sure: Your glasses prescription is up to date. Second, take frequent short breaks by looking into the distance or closing your eyes. Third, try some over-the-counter artificial tears to refresh your eyes. ...Read more

7

7
What could my eye strain and blurriness be from?

What could my eye strain and blurriness be from?

Eye Strain: Eye strain can come from excessive reading, computer use, or any visual task. When doing close work such as the computer, take frequent breaks where you look away from the screen or periodically close your eyes. Varying the distance to the screen can help. Avoid getting too close to the screen. You may need an eye exam to see if glasses are needed. Eye dryness can worsen symptoms as well. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
What causes eye strain and how should I handle it?

What causes eye strain and how should I handle it?

Many: Our eyes are designed to see things in 3d. When you look at a computer/book etc for a long time (a 2d surface) you can strain your eyes or get dry eyes. Every 20 minutes rest your eyes for 20 seconds by looking at something at least 20 feet away. Get your eyes checked by a doctor too. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
9

9
Do glasses cause eye strain?

Yes: The wrong prescription in one or both eyes, poorly made glasses, interpupillary diameter distance problem, bifocal issue, prismatic effect from a bifocal, even the fit around the ear and nosepad problems may cause the feeling of eye discomfort. Have them checked out first to see if they are made correctly, then if they are the wrong prescription. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
Might glasses help eye strain?

Might glasses help eye strain?

Absolutely: If you have an eye error such as myopia or hyperopia---with or without astigmatism---correcting it will help your vision and can relieve eye strain. ...Read more