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Eye pain before sleep
Posted Wed, 2 May 2012 in Vision and Eye Disorders
 
 
Answered by Dr. Arun Chaudhari 12 hours later
Dear Sivaprakash,

Thank you for posting your query.

Improper sleep or straining the eyes excessively like reading for long before sleeping specially in inadequate light or for long hours can strain the eyes.

You may need to give rest to your eyes in between.
Try some good eye lubricating drops or eye soothing drops

To be able to suggest you better I would like to know a few more details about your problem. So please answer the following in as much detail as possible:

1. Did you mean burning eyes or straining eyes when you say pain in the eyes?
2. Since how long have been having this problem?
3. When does the pain in your eyes increase or decrease?
4. Do you wear spectacles or contact lenses?
5. What is your profession?
6. Do you have excessive watering from the eyes?
7. Is there any redness or itching in the eyes?
8. Do you have any allergy?
9. Please describe the type, location and severity of the pain along with any disturbances in vision if any.


Any redness of eye, diminition of Vision or your symptoms increasing day by day needs a visit to an Eye Specialist.

Please do write back to me with the details so that I can suggest you better.

Wishing you speedy recovery?

Awaiting your response.

Regards.

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Follow-up: Eye pain before sleep. 35 hours later
1. Did you mean burning eyes or straining eyes when you say pain in the eyes?
Yes,Im feeling burning eyes Everyday morning.

2. Since how long have been having this problem?
From last two months I have this problem.

3. When does the pain in your eyes increase or decrease?
Night before going to sleep it starts,due to this its taking 1 hour to start sleep in bed.

4. Do you wear spectacles or contact lenses?
No.
5. What is your profession?
Software programmer

6. Do you have excessive watering from the eyes?
During burning eyes sometimes I will watering from my eyes.

7. Is there any redness or itching in the eyes?
No
8. Do you have any allergy?
No

9. Please describe the type, location and severity of the pain along with any disturbances in vision if any.
This pain starts eyes and sometimes I feel the pain moves from eyes to head.

Please Guide me whether I need to wear Spectacles or It can be cured by eye exercise itself.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Arun Chaudhari 22 hours later
Dear Sivaprakash,
Thanks for reverting.
As per your history, you could possibly be suffering from, Computer Vision syndrome(CVS) which is a very common problem in people who need to work in front of their computer for long hours.
If your symptoms are better on holidays, then your problems are definitely work related.
I would suggest the following:
a.     Take frequent breaks: Every 20-30 minutes, you should look at a distant object or close your eyes for 2-3 minutes.
b.     The position of the monitor needs to be adjusted so that the monitor is atleast about 2 feet away from your eyes.
c.     The monitor should be placed below eye level
d.     Use of lubricating eye drops like Refresh 1-2 times daily.
I hope this helps. I will be available for follow up queries.
Regards
Dr Chaudhari
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