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3 year old says his eyes hurt?

Anonymous
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My 3 year old has been complaining all week about his eyes hurting. First I thought he was tired, then I thought he maybe had been straining to watch tv. It's definitely nothing like that, so ill be calling his doctor first thing Tuesday when they open.

I'm just wondering if anyone else has dealt with this? Google keeps telling me it could be a brain tumor, so now I'm kind of worried!
Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 18, 2013 at 10:26 PM
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wodntulk2kno1
by Platinum Member on Jan. 18, 2013 at 10:27 PM
Maybe a sty?
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kate80
by on Jan. 18, 2013 at 10:28 PM
Could he need glasses? My ods said that when he needed them. He was 6 though.
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la_bella_vita
by Bella on Jan. 18, 2013 at 10:29 PM

 My daughter was 3 when she kept saying her eyes were hurting. Her eyes were not producing enough moisture. They gave us special eye drops to use for a week and then to use whenever her eyes were hurting.

We went to a eye doctor.

HaloWithHorns78
by Platinum Member on Jan. 18, 2013 at 10:30 PM
Pink eye? Do they look irritated?
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knoxmomof2
by on Jan. 18, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Is he having headaches/ light sensitivity? Those were the signs my DD ( then 3) was showing before we found out she needed glasses...she actually had a lazy eye, but it is treatable with just her wearing glasses. She kept asking us to turn off the lights in the living room in the evening, saying they were too bright.

zomgkerrie
by Geek Goddess on Jan. 18, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Mommy rule #1-Never Google things. ;)

Allergies? or a Sty?

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jan. 18, 2013 at 10:32 PM
I don't see a sty or any redness or irritation. Could he need glasses this young? I can also make an eye doctor appt.
angelic.zombie
by Silver Member on Jan. 18, 2013 at 10:33 PM
This

My first thought was allergies


Quoting zomgkerrie:

Mommy rule #1-Never Google things. ;)

Allergies? or a Sty?


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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jan. 18, 2013 at 10:33 PM
LOL @ never google things! I know I shouldn't!! I wasn't even that worried before!

Nope, he doesn't seem to have any light sensitivity.
melakay1981
by Platinum Member on Jan. 18, 2013 at 10:36 PM

My daughter had a brain tumor removed so I know a little bit about it and honestly there are usually a lot more symptoms if it is a brain tumor.  Has he been off balance lately?  Ringing in the ears?  nausea or vomiting?  Headaches?  Behavioral changes?

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