Heavy eyes or eyelids
Eyes or eyelids that feel heavy are a possible indicator of dry eye. Insufficient tear film can leave your eyes fatigued, “and your eyelids try to droop a little bit in order to protect the eye surface,” Dr. Akpek explains. The heaviness may also be related to meibomian gland dysfunction. This occurs when oil-secreting glands in the lids fail to produce enough oil to keep the tear film moist, or the oil, called meibum, becomes too thick to do any good.