red and irritated eyes do come with the territory of cooking over a stove, especially if you are heavy on the saute. pans constantly having things added to them create not only fumes but splatter on your face, in your eyes, your skin, and especially your lungs. then there is the grill...your face over hot dry heat.....i use a prescription drop as a dry eye therapy. 'restasis' is the name...you need to get it from your eye doctor if you have one. they do make all the difference....at the very least buy a long lasting 'dry eye' drop in your supermarket....'systane' is the brand my doctor recommends. i would also check for any propane leaks...either within the system or on the stove/grill...usually the pilots are the culprits and they never seem to be adjusted correctly.....even a tiny iny leak will turn your eyes as red as beets...and gives you a massive headache and quickly zaps your energy ....
in answer to your question, yes, it all adds up over time, but what doesn't? probably not chronic though.....guess that's the good news!
also, wearing some sort of eye guard while frying might be helpful...safety glasses maybe, or just stand back further.
Edited by durangojo - 4/8/12 at 8:50am