do your eyes ache when you read?

Philippines
July 3, 2008 7:11pm CST
every time i read for long hours, i felt that my eyes ache. i know i have an eye problem and im suppose to use eyeglasses very day of my life. my im too lazy to wear them. im having a hard time reading, specially when i read books for a long time. how about you? do you feel the same way?
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• United States
4 Jul 08
ya my eyes get sore after reading for too long,even worse if I don't have my reading glasses on. My eyes get that way also when I am in front of the computer too long.
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• Philippines
4 Jul 08
hi sassygirlanne! we got the same problem. my eyes hurt when i dont wear my eyeglasses. as what i have said, im too lazy to wear them. i just wear them whenever my head already aches. lol. im such an internet addict, and i stay long hours in front of the computer too. and it strains my eyes much. i just wish i dont have an eye disorder.
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• United States
4 Jul 08
ya I hate wearing my glasses so I have cut back on my reading time. And as for the computer its hard for me to use my glasses so I just bear with the sore eyes bit.
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• Philippines
5 Jul 08
same here, same here! before, i can spend one whole day with just reading any kind of book. but now, i cant do that anymore. my eye problem is getting worse and worse. so i have to limit myself most of the time. i choose reading for a while, than wearing glasses and reading for a long time. so lazy of me! lol. i also spend so much time for computer, and it makes me more vulnerable for an eye disorder.
@naseeha (1385)
• India
4 Jul 08
I do wear glasses and i read a loooot of books . Sometimes my eyes ache when i strain them a bit too much. I find it more under strain when i work at my computer. See if you have a problem with your eye it is better to check it out as soon as possible because the longer you do not tend to it the worser it is going to be. I know of many people who avoid checking their eyes because they do not want to wear glasses and they are afraid that their doctor would ask them to wear glasses. Now if your problem is at the starting stage you may need to wear glasses only for a short while . And your problem might be solved. But if you let it grow then you may need to wear glasses throughout your life. Eyes are very important part of your body and you should take good care of them. Pls check your eyes as soon as possible and do as the doctor says.
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• Philippines
4 Jul 08
we had a discussion yesterday, and it's about eyes. according to what i have learned, we should not strain our eyes too much because it might cause a lot of complications to our eyes. i was so scared that i said that i will wear my glasses from now on. lol. i will just have my eye doctor check out my eyes again. it's been a long time since i had my last check up. and now, i so worried. i wont strain my eyes anymore. il sleep a lot and take care of my eyes. no more sleepless nights and staying too long in front of the computer. haha.
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• Philippines
4 Jul 08
we had a discussion yesterday, and it's about eyes. according to what i have learned, we should not strain our eyes too much because it might cause a lot of complications to our eyes. i was so scared that i said that i will wear my glasses from now on. lol. i will just have my eye doctor check out my eyes again. it's been a long time since i had my last check up. and now, i so worried. i wont strain my eyes anymore. il sleep a lot and take care of my eyes. no more sleepless nights and staying too long in front of the computer. haha.
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@lynettebyc (2416)
• China
4 Jul 08
Hello, baebieDARNA, i do have the same problem as you do, and i'm wearing specs everyday since i was a primary school student. Once upon a time, i dreamed of getting off the glasses and my eyesight was recovered, but you know, that don't happen. Rest after one-hour's reading, it may help. And wear glasses to protect, otherwise, your eyesight will impair. Good luck
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• Philippines
5 Jul 08
im opting to use contact lenses instead of eye glasses, but im afraid for the risks involved. and im scared to touch my eyes using my hands. lol. im still a student and wearing eyeglasses is a burden for me, specially when im having my ward duty in the hospital. but maybe soon il reuse my eyeglasses. thanks for your reply!
• India
4 Jul 08
Now this is very serious, baebyDARNA. If you have been advised by your optician to wear glasses for the rest of your life, that is for a good reason. Your eyesight has been affected, and if you don't wear the glasses, the condition will steadily worsen, and may soon reach a point where your vision will be impaired beyond any chance of recovery. Do you want that to happen? If not, then please, put on the specs. I myself have been advised to wear glasses for the rest of my life, and even I don't like to wear them. But I have to do so, if only to preserve my eyesight for writing to you folks out here! I'll suggest you buy a pair of anti-glare lenses for your glasses. They are helpful for people sitting long hours in front of the computer.
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• Philippines
5 Jul 08
i know that my eye disorder will worsen if i dont war my eye glasses. i just hope my vision wont be totally impaired, because i dont want to be blind. thanks for your words, now im encouraged to wear my eyeglasses. thank you for your reply. it really helped me make up my mind between being lazy and waring my eyeglasses for life. lol.
• United States
4 Jul 08
I have glasses for just that very reason, but I usually wear mine... It really cuts down on how much my eyes hurt. You really should wear your glasses if it hurts you so much.
• Philippines
5 Jul 08
i wear it every time my eyes and my head starts to ache. i cant bear the pain of it so im forced to wear them. my mother always scolds me becuase i dont wear my glasses. my doctor also recommended to wear it as often as possible, but im so lazy. lol. i have two eyeglasses, and im planning of having another new one.
@Carrie26 (1587)
• United States
4 Jul 08
I wear glasses as I have to wear them all the times.LOL.They can be a pain though.I would rather start back to wearing contacts again but right now cant afford them. :( I think if the books really good a could read for hours.LOL.But if its at bedtimes I tend to find myself wanting to go to bed after a couple of chapters.My eyes hurt if I am on the computer for a good bit.SO I have to get up and give my eyes a rest sometimes.Which isnt hard to do with me having to tend to my kids and my household and pets.LOL.
• Philippines
5 Jul 08
me too, i cant afford those expensive contact lenses. there might be cheap prices for contact lenses, but im afraid to purchase them thinking that they might worsen my eyesight and vision. so im left with no choice at all but to wear my classic eyeglasses again. thanks for your reply carrie!
• India
5 Jul 08
Yes even i have the same problem, whether its reading or sitting in front of the PC for long time , i always experience pain in my eyes. I have to take regular breaks of 5-10 minutes to bare with my eye problem
@patgalca (14410)
• Orangeville, Ontario
4 Jul 08
I don't think my eyes get sore so much as they get tired from reading too much. If I try to read late at night I will fall asleep, even if I am sitting at my desk! I do wear reading glasses but I think they need upgrading. That'll have to wait for another year if I want my insurance company to cover it. I have had a left eye lid flickering which I have been told is because I'm tired. Unfortunately it has been flickering for a few weeks now. I managed to go through one whole day without it flickering after sleeping in late two days in a row. But it has returned. I stay up way too late at night.