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    Old 12-31-2002, 01:55 PM   #1
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    have any of you have found your eye lids look darker than your face? I find it really makes you look unhealthy and as if you havent gotten much sleep. But i do get enough sleep (atlest 9 hours/day) and i dont watch too much tv or sit on the computer too long. It could be the combination of tv/computer and studying (because i have exams coming up) but as far as i can remember my eyelids have always look darker. I have glasses and upto a few weeks ago i never wore them most of the day, but for the last few weeks i have been wearing them and there is a slight improvement but i wish i could get my eyelids to be the same colour as the rest of my face. Im pretty sure it has to do with how stressed your eyes are because a few days back my freind borrowed my glasses for a day and the next days my eyes looked really bad. I have never really had good eyes but does anyone have any solutions or suggestions?
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    Old 01-10-2003, 11:08 PM   #2
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    try cucumbers. that might help a lot. also use some eyedrops when your eyes gey dry and drink lots of water.

     
    Old 01-11-2003, 10:38 AM   #3
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    Cucumbers are known to help with that type of thing. You could also try getting an eye mask that you put in the freezer. You know, a lot of people who have allergies get dark circles around their eyes. Do you notice that it gets worse at certain times of the year? (i.e. hayfever season, etc...) You could also try damp teabags.

     
    Old 01-11-2003, 01:45 PM   #4
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    thanks for the replys. I never get dark circles around my eyes...its just the skin on top of my eyes that look a lot darker. My eyes are not even red 90% of the time. This is kind of hard to describe but im getting an eye test this month so hopefully that will resolve something

     
    Old 01-11-2003, 02:29 PM   #5
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    Do you mean that the skin on your eyelids is a darker shade than the rest of your face?

    Good luck with the eye test. Let us know how it turns out.

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    Old 01-12-2003, 04:01 PM   #6
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    yep...thats what i meant. Anyone have any experience with this ?

     
    Old 01-12-2003, 07:06 PM   #7
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    Has it always been that way, or did it recently change? Maybe it is just your natural skin color.

     
    Old 01-14-2003, 10:36 AM   #8
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    it hasnt changed recently...probably around 3-4 years ago when i actually got glasses but never bothered to wear them. Im regretting it now.

     
    Old 01-23-2003, 08:18 PM   #9
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    I think I may have the same condition you are describing. I have dark eyelids, and this discoloration also is quite evident at the inner corners of my eyes. In the past I have had poor sleep habits for years. I think that may have contributed to this problem. I get pretty good sleep now, but the condition has only improved a little, if at all. I am also now a vegetarian, but I think I had this condition before. I don't normally wear glasses and don't need them for reading. I do think it is tied to fatigue, since that seems to make it worse. Perhaps there is some kind of anemia or other deficiency? Did you get any answer from your doctor? Have you learned anything further about this condition?

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    Old 02-01-2003, 02:11 PM   #10
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    lucerne2000...i just got back from asking the doctor about my eyes and he said its just as normal for your eyelids do get darker (redder) as it is for the corners of your eyes. He said its caused by increased blood flow towards the eyes (when eyes are strained, as we both experienced). For me personally, i also have dry eyes and he said to take artificial tears anytime you feel your eyes getting dry, he said that might help as well. My suggestion to you is get your numbers checked because i know mine have almost doubled since the last time i checked and thats probably also causing some eye strain.
    Good luck.

     
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    That sounds like a good answer to me. Just one quick note.... If you are going to be using artificial tears you should probably use the preservative free ones like Bion Tears or Thera Tears. Especially if you have sensitive eyes. Preservatives can be very irritating to the eye, and some people like myself are allergic to them. GenTeal is also a good brand of tears. Never use something like Visine or Clear Eyes because they are pretty harsh on the eyes.

     
    Old 02-02-2003, 03:26 PM   #12
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    yeah. thanks purple2067...have you used 'Natural Tears'? Thats the one im using now and im not sure if it contains any preservatives. Is it supposed to say on the label? Also, is there anything else to look for in artificial tears (quality wise)?
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