Sharp pain in eyes



Submitted by Eric Paul on Thu, 07/11/2019 - 04:49
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?

Upper and lower blepharoplasty 1 year ago. I don't think this is actually eye surgery, but maybe it could affect the eyes.

Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?
Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
Do you use any eye drops?

Cellufresh, occasionally, whenever I have dry-eye symptoms, maybe 3 to 4 times a week.

Do you wear Contact lenses or Eyeglasses?






I have been doing eye-stretching for about a month now to relieve eye strain (I use the computer a lot).  I usually do eye circles, or sometimes look from side to side and up and down.  I do the stretches pretty intensely.

Sometimes, when doing the stretches, I feel a very sharp pain in my eyes.  (I have also felt this type of sharp pain in the past during a period when I had a lot of dry-eye symptoms, but that decreased significantly when I switched to using eye drops with more gentle preservatives.)  It has made me wonder if the eye-stretching exercises are safe.

So my questions:

(1) Do you know what might be causing the sharp pains?

(2) Is it possible (or dangerous) to do eye-stretching exercises too intensely?

(3) I live in Thailand, and it’s hard to find good eye doctors here.  Do you know of any eye doctors in the U.S. who provide consultation services by email?  (I can pay a consultation fee).

- Eric





Thanks for your Question

First of all you have to be sure that you don't need any eyeglasses for near tasks such as working on computer as this might cause more eye strain and also be sure you have the right refractive power. You should check this with your optometrist.

The weather in Thailand is hot so dry eyes are very common issue there. I recommend to use lubricant eye drops on regular basis and try to use those without any preservative.

Always be gentle when you do eye stretching exercise as intense one can cause more eye strain.

You should look for other causes of eye pain such as sinusitis, toothache, ear infection and so on.

You can search for eye doctors with specific subspeciality in USA through online and contact them directly.