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How to get rid of tired eyes
You can get rid of tired eyes in numerous ways, obvious ways include making sure you get enough sleep, the recommended hours of sleep for adults is between 7 and 9 hours. Staying hydrated and drinking more water can also reduce the likelihood of getting tired eyes.
Your eyes are constantly working hard throughout the day, from staring at your screen at work, to scrolling through notifications on your phone and watching Netflix. You needn't be surprised if you find that your eyes feel heavy and tired all the time. Sleepy eyes can have you looking and feeling exhausted, therefore it’s important to recharge and look after your eyes in order to prevent this.
There are many ways in which you keep your eyes awake and refreshed. Luckily tired eyes (or eye strain as some like to refer to it), can be treated. If your eyes always feel tired, there's nothing to fear. Here you'll be able to find out how to identify tired eyes as well as how to cure tired eyes.
Symptoms of tired eyes
If you’re experiencing tired eyes, you may find that your eyes feel heavy and tired even if you’re not. It’s also possible to experience sore tired eyes. Other symptoms of tired eyes include:
- Eye bags-puffiness or dark circles surrounding the eye.
- Watery eyes
- Dry eyes
- Trouble focusing
- Sensitivity to light
- Red Eyes
These symptoms are usually nothing to worry about, however, if you experience any of the following, we recommend visiting an optician.
- Blurry vision
- Double vision
Common causes of tired eyes
There are a range of factors that can cause tired eyes and most of these causes are experienced in our everyday lives. Most people link tired eyes to lack of sleep. However, anything that requires intensive use of your eyes can cause tired heavy eyes including:
- Excessive screen use (usually referred to as computer vision)
- Poor lighting conditions- either very low or very bright light
Our favourite tips to get rid of tired eyes
There are measures which you can take at work or during leisure time to get rid of dry eyes. Having a remedy for tired eyes is essential. Here are some of our favourite tips:
How to get rid of tired eyes at work?
- Limit your screen time. If you have to look at a computer screen for prolonged periods of time, we recommend you follow the 20-20-20 rule. This rule states that you take a break from the screen every 20 minutes by looking at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
- Adjust the colours on your digital screen to warmer tones or selecting the ‘night shift’ setting on apple devices can also help. You can even use an anti- glare filter for your screen. This will stop you from straining your eyes throughout the day.
- Blink more! Blinking helps to lubricate the eye so that your eyes don't get dry and therefore reduces the likelihood of eye strain.
How to get rid of tired looking eyes at home?
- Some of our favourite ways of getting rid of dry eyes include using quality eye care products. Our Thera-Pearl Eye mask can help to relieve tired eyes by offering a therapeutic spa-like treatment. This eye mask, which was developed by eye care professionals Bausch & Lomb can be used as a hot or cold compress and is suitable for those with sensitive eyes.
- Using eye drops for tired eyes such as our comfi Drops will provide instant relief to tired eyes, keeping them refreshed and awake for the whole day.
- Making sure that you are wearing the right prescription glasses or contact lenses will also help and it is advised that you visit your optician for regular eye tests.
- Using an eye spray for tired eyes. Our Blink Refreshing Hydrating Eye Mist will certainly help to reduce eye strain and combat tired eyes. Great for contact lens wearers and non-contact wearers alike, this eye spray will re-hydrate and soothe your eyes with just a few sprays. Looking after tired eyes and preventing eye strain needn’t be difficult. Following the simple steps above will ensure that your eyes are kept fresh and awake all day long.