Tired eye is another term for what is commonly known as eyestrain when eyes feel achy, weak, or heavy due to intense use. It is not a disease, and does not require medical treatment but it never hurts to know how to prevent it. What Causes Tired Eyes? Tired eyes can come from any number of activities. Some of the most common include too little sleep, allergies, working on the computer for too long, poor lighting conditions, driving a car for prolonged periods of time, reading for long periods, or any other activity that may require the eyes to maintain intense focus for long periods of time. Back, neck, and shoulder pain
Tired eyes are an annoyance more than anything. There are a few ways to prevent eye strain if they don t work you may want to talk to your eye care professional. Sometimes, there is an underlying medical cause for eyestrain that requires additional treatment. Check your lighting: a high amount of contrast will put more strain on your eyes, so whether you re reading, watching TV, or working on the computer, make sure you have the room lit evenly, so your eyes don t have to work as hard Take breaks: give yourself regular short breaks from near work tasks, whether this is using a computer or doing fine embroidery NPR. 0368.
USA. 17 Why Do Contacts Burn? By Clean, properly fitted should be very comfortable to the point that you forget you are wearing them. If your contact lenses cause a sensation of, something is wrong. There are several possibilities, including: Eye allergies. can make your eyes burn, especially if you are wearing contact lenses. Common eye irritants that cause allergies dust, pollen and pet dander can accumulate on and under your contacts, causing irritation and discomfort. Eye allergies typically also cause, and. Sensitivity to preservatives. It\’s possible your eyes are burning because you are sensitive to the preservative or other ingredients in your. Even if you have used the same contact lens solution for months or even years, it\’s possible to develop a delayed sensitivity reaction that can cause a burning sensation.
Dirty contact lenses. Protein deposits and other debris accumulate on contact lenses over time, even if you properly clean and disinfect your contacts. These accumulations reduce the oxygen permeability of your lenses, which can cause eye irritation and a hot or burning sensation. Dry eyes. Burning and other contact lens discomfort may be caused by. Other symptoms of dry eyes include redness, scratchiness or a feeling that something is \”in\” your eyes (called a foreign body sensation) and watery eyes. This last symptom may seem odd, but dryness often leads to eye irritation that can cause the tear glands to produce very watery \”reflex\” tears that are not the same as normal tears. The only way to know for sure what is causing your eyes to burn when wearing contacts is to visit your or for an eye exam. If the cause is allergic, he or she may recommend restricting where and how long you wear your contacts or switching to. If your eye burning is caused by sensitivity to your contact lens solutions, switching to a preservative-free contact lens care system should help.
If protein or other contact lens deposits are the cause, adding a separate lens cleaner to your care regimen or replacing your contacts more frequently should solve the problem. If you have dry eyes, your doctor may recommend using lubricating, possibly combined with other dry eye treatments including, to eliminate the burning sensation. He or she might also recommend changing to a brand of. In some cases, a combination of some or all of the above treatments may be the best solution for improving your contact lens comfort and eliminating your symptom of burning eyes. About the Author: Gary Heiting, OD, is senior editor of AllAboutVision. com. Dr. Heiting has more than 25 years of experience as an eye care provider, health educator and consultant to the eyewear industry. His special interests include contact lenses, nutrition and preventive vision care. [Page updated August 2017]