Help and frequently asked questions

Why are my eyes sore and other related problems?


There are many reasons why you may have sore eyes. It could be that your eyes are tired, sore or you have a focussing problem.

Why do I have sore eyes and headaches?

If your painful eyes are accompanied by a headache, you may have a refractive error, such as short- or long-sightedness that is causing your eyes to strain to see properly. This is likely if your headaches and sore eyes have persisted.It is best to book an appointment with your optometrist if this is the case as they can help you narrow down the cause of your headache. However, if your eyesight is normal, you may need further examination from a doctor.

Could sinus problems cause sore eyes?

Pain between your eyes is often linked to sinusitis, or when your sinuses become inflamed and swollen. This is often accompanied by pain at the top of your head, around your ears, a blocked nose, loss of smell and green or yellow mucus coming from your nose. It is best to visit your doctor if you have these symptoms.

Why do I have small bumps around my eyes?

There are a myriad of reasons why you might develop bumps around your eye. These could be the result of acne, dermatitis, styes, rosacea or keratosis pilaris.Any bumps on the edge of your eyelid or on the eyelid itself should be examined by a doctor or optometrist to determine the cause, and help you choose the best treatment.If you have any pain or itching, make sure you visit your optometrist or doctor so you can receive an appropriate treatment.

Why is the corner of my eye sore?

If you have pain in the corner of your eye, it could be a result of a condition called blepharitis where your oil glands become plugged. If this is suspected, it is best to visit your optometrist for a check up.