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Sore, tired eyes - what to do?

Old 10-09-07, 05:12 PM
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Sore, tired eyes - what to do?

My eyes are very tired and sore after I ride. A couple hours after the ride ends all I want to do is close my eyes to rest them. I use eye drops post ride which helps a little, but not enough.

I use Bolle Parole cycling glasses with prescription inserts. The road and air conditions where I cycle are fairly clean - not too much dust or pollution.

Anyone have this problem?
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Old 10-09-07, 08:36 PM
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I get the same thing and I'm from TO area as well. I thought it was due to me not wearing my regular corrective lenses when I bike. I still avoid the drops.
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Old 10-09-07, 09:08 PM
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Nice pair of shades I wear the same ones. I've had the problem with my eyes as well in the past. I use a drop of Visine Workplace and it seams to fix it.
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Gee, I was thinking maybe you were spending too much time on Bike Forums.
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could be that you are looking further forward than your eyes want you to, maybe trying sitting up a bit?
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Some people are more susceptible to dry eyes than others. It's not surprising after a ride, just becuase your eyes can dry out with the wind.

Just make sure you use lubricating eye drops (they normally say on the front for tired dry eyes) rather than the ones that contain vasocontrictors which are generally advertised for red and bloodshot eyes because they don't do anything. Or maybe you need some sleep.
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Sweatband/ gutter may help. A lot of sweat dripping into your eyes maybe causing the problem.
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I'd suggest you try hydrating . Sounds like you may be dehydrating due to possibly a urinary tract infection.? Try taking some rehydration salts . I suffer from this periodically and the first symptom is a burning in my eyes sensitivity to light and feeling tired then lots of peeing followed by constipation due to de-hydration.
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Originally Posted by jkizzle View Post
could be that you are looking further forward than your eyes want you to, maybe trying sitting up a bit?
I don't understand this comment....what do you mean?
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Originally Posted by earleybird View Post
I'd suggest you try hydrating . Sounds like you may be dehydrating due to possibly a urinary tract infection.? Try taking some rehydration salts . I suffer from this periodically and the first symptom is a burning in my eyes sensitivity to light and feeling tired then lots of peeing followed by constipation due to de-hydration.
Interesting. I typically drink 2 water bottles on a 2 hour ride. Is that insuffficient? Would rehydration salts be taken before, during or after a ride?
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Originally Posted by Crash Test View Post
Interesting. I typically drink 2 water bottles on a 2 hour ride. Is that insuffficient? Would rehydration salts be taken before, during or after a ride?
Drinkin during the ride is all well and good, but are you re-hydrating before and after the ride, all through the day so you are always fully hydrated before you go out to ride?
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Originally Posted by foehn View Post
Drinkin during the ride is all well and good, but are you re-hydrating before and after the ride, all through the day so you are always fully hydrated before you go out to ride?
I don't try to drink prior to a ride, but I'll try this next time. I do drink afterwards, but perhaps not enough. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by Crash Test View Post
The road and air conditions where I cycle are fairly clean - not too much dust or pollution.
Isn't the world's most polluting nickel smelter just up wind of Toronto?


Maybe try to borrow some other peoples' glasses to test them out - I've found that some sunglasses have lots of airflow around back of them, while others (esp. if they curve around a lot), don't. This'll be a hassle though, if you're dealing with prescription things you've already invested in...
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Originally Posted by Treefox View Post
Isn't the world's most polluting nickel smelter just up wind of Toronto?
- You're right, but it's about 300km north of Toronto.


Maybe try to borrow some other peoples' glasses to test them out - I've found that some sunglasses have lots of airflow around back of them, while others (esp. if they curve around a lot), don't. This'll be a hassle though, if you're dealing with prescription things you've already invested in...
The glasses I have are the Bolle Parole, which are wraparound style (see picture), but do have an intentional gap for airflow. I've wondered if the air might dry out my eyes, but don't have a means to test this out.

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Originally Posted by jkizzle View Post
could be that you are looking further forward than your eyes want you to, maybe trying sitting up a bit?

Means you might be straining your eyes by looking to far down the road. I have the exact same problem. My eyes will actually have bags and seem bruised and feel strained. I would say Hydration and eye drops might be something to try....also some extra sleep. who knows
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Originally Posted by earleybird View Post
I suffer from this periodically and the first symptom is a burning in my eyes sensitivity to light and feeling tired then lots of peeing followed by constipation due to de-hydration.
are we still talking about riding bikes here?
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enjoi07 - do you have presciption glasses? Maybe it's related to my/your prescription needing an update.
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Isn't the world's most polluting nickel smelter just up wind of Toronto?
It's actually 400km north. They also built the worlds biggest smoke stack so it all lands across the pond.
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Originally Posted by Crash Test View Post
I don't try to drink prior to a ride, but I'll try this next time. I do drink afterwards, but perhaps not enough. Thanks.
you need to buy some re-hydration salts at the local chemist . You typically take them when you get diarroea or sweat and lose lots of fluids. With the fluid loss you also flush a lot of the bodies essential salts out.Potassium Chloride Sodium Chloride which the nerves and muscles need.

. They come in small sachets. I take one every morning as I have just gone 8 hours without food or water and probably urinated at least twice through the night when I have this urinary tract infection..
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Originally Posted by enjoi07 View Post
are we still talking about riding bikes here?
no ... when the outlaws come round for the day lol
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