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Eye Pain When Opening Eye

Hi,

For two years now, sometimes when I open my eyes after a night of sleep or open my eyes in the middle of a sleep, one of my eyes would be in short but severe, acute pain. The pain would make my entire body tense it and my eye would start tearing up. A smaller pain would persist for at least 20 minutes. It feels like I am pulling a nerve inside/back of my eye. The pain with noticable blur vision in looking at lights usually goes alway in hours or a day. I have bad eyes with astigmatism and farsightedness. My eyes are on the dry side too. Does anyone know or have about this problem?

Also, I noticed that sometimes I can sense it happening before I open my eyes.

Thank you very much!
Tags: Eye, Pain, nerve, sleep
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Sounds like a problem with eye/lid muscles.  

Have you consulted an Ophthalmologist about this?  
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Do you need a doctor note to see a Ophthalmologist? I only see optometrist available for walk-in.
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I am not sure if you need a referral or not; depends on your insurance.  Check with your insurance and see if you need a referral from your regular physician.  If you don't, make an appointment with an Ophthalmologist NOT the Optometrist.  The Optometrist will be of NO help in this situation.  
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