Posted on: 28 July 2017
Eye pain can sneak up on you. It can come as a burning sensation or as pain behind the eyes. There are many reasons for chronic eye pain, so it's hard to give an absolute diagnosis without the help of an eye doctor. But here are some of the common problems that cause recurring eye pain.
Too Much Time on the Computer
Spending time on the computer can be challenging, health-wise. For your eyes, it can lead to both eye strain and dry eyes. Taking breaks every hour can help with reducing the eye strain that comes with staring at the unnatural light of the computer screen and blinking less frequently for an extended period of time.
Your body chemistry can change all the time, which means your eyes might not produce as much liquid as they used to. Dry eyes may also be caused by your personal habits. If you are a reader or you spend a lot of time not blinking for any other reason, you might be susceptible to dry eyes. If the over-the-counter eye drops don't help, note that there are prescription-strength eye drops to try too.
Not Wearing a Prescription
When you need a prescription but choose not to wear it, the result can be that your eyesight gets much worse. And, at the same time, your eyes will continue to be strained with the activities that touch upon your prescription need. If you are worried about the effects that prescription glasses will have on your life and have not worn them, consider contact lenses instead. They don't change your appearance and they are often easier to adjust to. Your optometrist will likely recommend contact lenses as an alternative to glasses, so bring along an updated prescription if you have been having eye pain.
Contaminating the Eyes
If you are guilty of rubbing your eyes when they itch or hurt, that can be part of the problem. Your eyes are more sensitive to bacteria than other body parts, and if you are transferring bacteria from your hands to your eyes, it can lead to infection.
Some eye diseases cause a significant amount of pressure that builds up inside or behind the eyes. So, if your eye pain feels like a pressure that has been building up over months, that could be a medical emergency. Absolutely see an eye doctor soon to rule out degenerative eye disease.
Providers like those at Hudson Vision Source can help you determine the source of your trouble.Share