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What can I do to prevent my eyes from getting heavy and wandering when i'm extremely tired?

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Dr. Gary Wortz
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Rest

You need to either take a short nap or rest your eyes.
Stimulants like caffeine may help temporarily but i really recommend listening to your body and resting.

In brief: Rest

You need to either take a short nap or rest your eyes.
Stimulants like caffeine may help temporarily but i really recommend listening to your body and resting.
Dr. Gary Wortz
Dr. Gary Wortz
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology

In brief: You should rest more

Although our eyes move together, each has its own set of muscles to control the individual eye.
There is a brain mechanism that normally keeps the two eyes working together. When some people get extremely tired their brains do not do as good a job of keeping the two eyes working together, and they can wander. This is normal but annoying. Some doctors may give glasses but rest is the best answer.

In brief: You should rest more

Although our eyes move together, each has its own set of muscles to control the individual eye.
There is a brain mechanism that normally keeps the two eyes working together. When some people get extremely tired their brains do not do as good a job of keeping the two eyes working together, and they can wander. This is normal but annoying. Some doctors may give glasses but rest is the best answer.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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