Common Sources of Eye Pain

Eye pain is something that can literally stop everything. Losing one of your senses affects everything you do, and greatly lessens your quality of life. It can be hard to sleep, travel, or even interact with the people in your life if the pain is overwhelming. Pain and discomfort can include burning eyes, dull aches, sensitivity to light, or that irritating feeling that there is something in your eye that shouldn’t be there.

Some common sources of such discomfort or pain are:

You may experience pain on, in, or even behind/around your eye, and it can be in either your right or left eye, or in both at the same time. The cause of your pain will be obvious when you have suffered an actual injury to your eye, but at other times it can be difficult to know why it is happening. The severity of your pain won’t be a perfect indicator of just how serious the cause of your discomfort is, either. For example, a fairly minor problem such as a superficial abrasion of your cornea can be extremely painful, while some very serious conditions like cataracts, macular degeneration, or a detached retina are not painful at all. You will need the help of a professional to determine what is going on when it comes to your eyes and any pain or discomfort you are experiencing.

You should consider any pain you are experiencing in your eyes as a serious medical condition and seek the help of an eye doctor as soon as possible. Only an eye care professional can properly diagnose the exact cause of your eye pain and prescribe the right treatment. Don’t take chances with your vision! Call us here at Classic Vision Care today if you are experiencing eye pain.

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