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Why Do My Eyes Hurt When I Look Around?


Are you experiencing eye pain when you scan a room or look out towards the vista of a beautiful landscape? If you are suffering from constant or occasional eye pain, it’s not something you want to ignore. But, many times, the treatment is quick and easy and can bring much-needed relief. 

Eye pain can result from many different things, including eye dryness, an object being stuck in your eye, or another condition that can be even more serious, resulting in vision loss and/or discomfort. 

Let’s look closer at other possible causes of your eye pain as well as what you should do when it arises.

Causes of Eye Discomfort


No matter the cause of your eye discomfort, you’re sure to find yourself rubbing your eyes, blinking more often, squinting, experiencing watery eyes, or even needing medication to help with the pain. The cause of your eye irritation can be the result of many different things, including:

  • Eye dryness
  • An object or foreign body that is stuck in your eye 
  • Medical condition (clogged oil glands, pink eye, migraines or cluster headaches, glaucoma, a sty, conjunctivitis, dry eyes, injury, or trauma, and more).

While all these things can bring you discomfort and grief, they may also affect your vision sooner than later, if they haven’t already.

Best Immediate Response to Eye Discomfort


If you are experiencing mild eye pain, you may be able to treat it with some home remedies first. For example, try using over-the-counter eye drops or apply a cool compress to your eyes while closing them and relaxing for a few minutes. 

Persistent eye pain that doesn’t seem to improve probably deserves a trip to your eye doctor. While many causes of eye pain are simple and easily treated, it’s essential to get it checked out by your doctor to be sure it’s not the result of something more concerning. 

When to See a Physician

If you find yourself asking the question, “why do my eyes hurt when I look around?” several times throughout your day, and you have tried the most apparent at-home remedies, it’s probably time to make an appointment with your eye doctor. 

If your eye is injured, it’s imperative that you see your optometrist or other medical doctors as soon as you possibly can. An eye injury is not something to take lightly or something you should try treating yourself. If you are injured just right, your vision may be at risk. 

An eye doctor has the equipment needed to take a closer look at your eye and diagnose you properly. They can then prescribe the best treatment for your situation and get you on the road to recovery.

Call us to schedule an eye exam or talk with us about any concerns you may have with eye discomfort and pain. We are happy to help with any questions as your journey towards healthy vision habits for yourself and your loved ones.

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