We’ve all had a late nighter.

Whether it’s been out drinking with your friends or rushing to finish that essay that you’ve had months to write, but must be given in by tomorrow. Late nights can affect you mentally and physically in different ways.

One of the most common complaints by students is their eyes hurting. Staring at a computer screen for hours on end can strain, damage and sometimes lead to worse things. Here at MouthLondon we have highlighted the top 5 common complaints heard by students regarding their eyes:


Tearing (or having too many tears) can come from being sensitive to light, wind, or temperature changes. This can also occur if you wear contacts for two long. Protecting your eyes by wearing sunglasses and wearing your contacts for shorter periods can stop your eyes becoming infected or getting a blockage in your tear ducts.


Presbyopia is a slow loss of ability to see close objects or small print. This is something that occurs naturally with age. Go to your opticians and determine if you need glasses for reading, watching the television and driving.


Floaters are tiny spots or specks that seem to float across your eyes. They appear and then move off to one side of your vision.  Although they are fun they can be a more serious eye problem, such as retinal detachment. This often is the case if you see light flashes along with floaters. If you think this applies to you then go to an eye care specialist asap.

Eyelid Problems

Your eyelid is a very important part of your body and we really take them for granted. Conditions vary, but if your eyelids become itchy, painful or you think thay have been torn in some way then immediately call your eye specialist. If it is serious then you may need surgery.


The infamous Pink Eye is an infection that can be spread from person to person just by sleeping on the same pillow. When the tissue that lines the eyelids become inflamed though dirt or something worse the eye reacts by pumping blood into the affected area to combat the threat.

Your eyes are very important and will be with you for the rest of your life. Give them a break every now and again. If you are worried about any of the conditions stated above, then book an appointment with your local opticians.

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I have worked consistently in journalism for the past six years. More than half of that at MouthLondon. I hope you enjoy reading my articles and add yours soon.

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