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Are sore eyes a common sign of eye fatigue?

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Dr. Clement Cheng
Ophthalmology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Usually

Sore eyes usually is also associated with tired eyes that feel better with blinking or closing the eyes.
This usually suggests a problem with dryness or irritation on the ocular surface of the eye. The most common diagnose is dry eye syndrome. Eye fatigue is seen in the setting of increased reading, studying, prolonged driving and computer usage. All of these activities contribute to dryness.

In brief: Usually

Sore eyes usually is also associated with tired eyes that feel better with blinking or closing the eyes.
This usually suggests a problem with dryness or irritation on the ocular surface of the eye. The most common diagnose is dry eye syndrome. Eye fatigue is seen in the setting of increased reading, studying, prolonged driving and computer usage. All of these activities contribute to dryness.
Dr. Clement Cheng
Dr. Clement Cheng
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Dr. Dean Dornic
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Eye fatigue can cause sore eyes but if resting the eyes (closing or looking at distant objects) does not seem to help, you should seek professional attention.

In brief: Yes

Eye fatigue can cause sore eyes but if resting the eyes (closing or looking at distant objects) does not seem to help, you should seek professional attention.
Dr. Dean Dornic
Dr. Dean Dornic
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Dr. Theodore Wu
Sore eyes can be a symptom of dry eye. Try some artificial tears, and if no relief is gained, see your local ophthalmologist.
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