We all experience eye problems at one point or another; be it shortsightedness, long-sightedness, dry eye, lazy eye, ocular hypertension, retinal tear, macular degeneration, cataracts, and others such as eyelid soreness.
Soreness of the eyelids can indicate different eye problems or conditions that either get better without treatment or require immediate medical intervention.
In the case of eye soreness, it could be due to an infection or inflammation, etc, that may affect your vision if they are left untreated. Eye infections such as trachoma (whose symptoms include eyelid swelling and pain) are some of the leading causes of blindness worldwide, so regardless of whether you think that any complications concerning your eye health are small or serious, it is highly advised that you see an ophthalmologist anyway.
On a side note, if such conditions are treated properly, you have nothing to fear, so don’t stress out!
For now, if you would like to know the possible reasons as to why your eyelids hurt, based on specific symptoms, read on!