What other symptoms might occur with sore eyes?
Sore eyes may accompany other symptoms, which vary depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition.
Ocular symptoms that may occur along with sore eyes
Sore eyes may accompany other symptoms affecting the ocular system including:
- Discharge from the eye
- Dry eyes
- Eye pain
- Itchy eyes
- Red, sore eyes (bloodshot eyes)
- Watery eyes
Other symptoms that may occur along with sore eyes
Sore eyes may accompany symptoms related to other body systems including:
- Flu-like symptoms (fatigue, fever, sore throat, headache, cough, aches and pains)
- Runny nose (nasal congestion)
Symptoms that might indicate a serious condition
In some cases, sore eyes may occur with other symptoms that might indicate a serious condition which should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have sore eyes along with other serious symptoms including:
What are sore eyes?
Sore eyes are an unpleasant sensation in or around one or both eyes. Your eyes may feel gritty, tender or tired. Sore eyes may be caused by excessive rubbing of the eyes. Airborne irritants, including smoke and smog, as well as other environmental factors, such as exposure to chemicals or even too much sun, can result in sore eyes. Inadequate lubrication of the eye surface by tears, which ... Read more about sore eyes introduction
What causes sore eyes?
Many conditions can cause sore eyes, including physical irritation from excessive rubbing, prolonged contact lens wear, smoke or smog, exposure to chemicals, or even too much sun. Inadequate lubrication of the eye surface by tears (frequently called dry eye) is a very common cause of sore eyes.... Read more about sore eyes causes