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Why do your eyes sting when you get tired?

Why do your eyes sting when you get tired?

Dry: Your eyes are most likely getting try. Try some over the counter artificial tears when this happens and see if things get better. ...Read more

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Why do your eyes get red when you cry?

Why do your eyes get red when you cry?

Red eyes: This is actually a very good question and it would seem like the answer would be simple and straight forward. The most likely cause is related to a valsalva maneuver. When we cry, we often hold our breath somewhat and this retards the flow of blood into the lungs and increases back pressure on the venous side of our circulation. This causes blood vessels to be engorged, including the eye. ...Read more

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Why do I get red eyes?

Why do I get red eyes?

Many possibilities: Seasonal allergies, dry eyes, certain medications ( like antihistamines), viral infections, bacterial infections, contact lens sensitivity, scratched cornea, and a number conditions inside of the eye. (glaucoma, iritis, etc). You need to see your doctor to discuss your associated symptoms, timing, medications to really narrow it down. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes become tired after reading?

Why do my eyes become tired after reading?

Presbyopia: Trouble with reading up close usually starts in one's fourth decade of life. Reading magnifiers or bifocal glasses will help. Some patients suffer from dry eyes while staring long periods of time at tv, computer or smart phone. Artificial tears to supplement natural wetting can often be benificial as well. Seek eye examination for ocular alignment, glasses testing and external exam by eye doc. ...Read more

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Why are my eyes always bloodshot if I get enough sleep?

Why are my eyes always bloodshot if I get enough sleep?

Probably dry eyes: Generally this is worse in the morning immediately after you wake up. Includes red eyes and foggy vision early on that clears up. If this is the case, try some artificial tears during the day (3-4 times/day) and a ophthalmic lubricating ointment at bedtime. It might take about a week or so to notice a difference. Otherwise, get an eye exam for an evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes get watery whenever i look at people?

Why do my eyes get watery whenever i look at people?

Not related to the: People, your eye may be watering because the surface is dry, try some lubricating eye drops. If still waters the tear drainage system may be plugged up. See your eye care doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I get teary eyes in the morning?

Why do I get teary eyes in the morning?

Blepharitis/DryEyes: This is a often repeated question. Blepharitis or inflammatory closure of oil producing glands is stress related and very common these days. The stale oil discharges at night when you are sleep, turns the eye red and watery in the mornings. The other condition that causing teary eyes in mornings is dry eyes. This is paradoxical secretion of crying tears from the main lacrimal gland. ...Read more

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I get red eyes when talking to people why ?

I get red eyes when talking to people why ?

Probably dryness: When you concentrate, your blink rate diminishes allowing more tears to evaporate. When talking with people, if you are paying attention, your blink rate diminishes. You may have eyes on the edge of dryness, so that normal blink rate compensates well but when talking,the dryness shows up. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes turn red when I close them and lay down?

Why do my eyes turn red when I close them and lay down?

Red eyes: It is possible this could be related to a change in tear secretion. Seeing an ophthalmologist to assess this and decide if drops are indicated would be in order. ...Read more

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Why does my eyes get tired easily?

Why does my eyes get tired easily?

Many reasons: In order to answer your question you would need to be examined. The most common cause of eye fatigue are uncorrected farsighted refractive errors, muscle imbalances and dry eye syndrome. A routine examination should be able to determine the specific cause of your eye fatigue. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes do twitching when tired?

Why do my eyes do twitching when tired?

Benign muscle twitch: Muscle twitches, or "fasciculations, " occur all over the body. They are more easily noticed in the eyelids because those muscles are small. They can result from caffeine, stress, or low magnesium. Though troublesome, they are almost never serious and will go away in a few weeks. More severe twitches can be due to tourette's or a condition known as blepharospasm. ...Read more

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Do your eyes get red when you cry?

Do your eyes get red when you cry?

Frequently, yes: The tears produced by crying can be somewhat irritating to the eyes, because they are not the typical minute to minute tears that lubricate the eye (they are more like "reflex tearing", or tearing in response to something getting in the eye). Plus, with actual crying, there tends to be increased facial congestion and some degree of eye rubbing, which can worsen the redness. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes feel itchy when i cry?

Why do my eyes feel itchy when i cry?

Itchy tears: Tears contain a variety of important proteins and factors that make them the ideal ocular lubricant and protection. Tears produced in crying are made by lacrimal glands and accessory tear glands capable of profuse tear production that is different than the baseline secretion of tears. Differences in this composition may account for the itchiness. Be sure to check for blepharitis. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes get red after sleeping with contacts on?

Why do my eyes get red after sleeping with contacts on?

Contact issues: Most likely, your corneas are drying out or becoming irritated by your contacts being left in your eyes too long. Please check with your eye doctor about this. ...Read more

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I get red eyes if i don't sleep, and i also get red eyes with trazodone. I notice when I have fitful sleep the red eye happens. How to get rest/relax?

I get red eyes if i don't sleep, and i also get red eyes with trazodone. I notice when I have fitful sleep the red eye happens. How to get rest/relax?

Talk w your doctor: About side effects with trazodone ; discuss your medication options. Also - practice really good sleep hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. ...Read more

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Do your eyes get bloodshot when you do coke?

Do your eyes get bloodshot when you do coke?

Can't say for sure: But since Cocaine constructs blood vessels, if anything it would make them less red. Of course, that would still be a terrible reason to do coke...Just sayin'. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes get watery whenever i get nervous?

Why do my eyes get watery whenever i get nervous?

Parasympathetic : Your eyes are very sensitive and responsive to various internal and external environmental factors including ambient light levels and autonomic nervous system stimulation. When you get nervous you can deplete your adrenaline levels or you can also reduce ph within your system which can have the effect of increasing parasympathetic nervous system (pns) tone. The pns stimulates tear formation. ...Read more

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