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My eye has been hurting on and off for the past few weeks. I

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My eye has been hurting on and off for the past few weeks. I wear contacts and have been using a floor heater so I think that has something to do with it, but my concern is do I have an injury or an eye allergy? Its in one eye only and comes and goes - like its fine now but later it will water and burn and turn red.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. James replied 5 years ago.
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Hi sorry I left I wear contacts. My eye is fine now but this happens to it a couple times a week where it burns and gets watery and hurts and aches.
Expert:  Dr. James replied 5 years ago.
It sounds like you have dry eyes which can be made worse in the winter when the heater is one. Contact definitely make any dry eyes worse.
You should use artificial tears regularly and consider a humidifier in the home.
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