Itchy eyes are the result of allergic reactions, contact lens wear, dry environments and certain medications. You itchy eyes may also be red, watery, dry, painful or discolored. Talk to your optometrist or eye care professional about your itchy eyes to determine their exact cause. Alleviate your discomfort and treat the condition using drops or a humidifier. If the condition persists or worsens, see your doctor immediately.
Things You'll Need
- Lubricating eye drops
- Medicated eye drops
Wash your hands thoroughly before touching your eyes to avoid contaminating the area with dirt or bacteria.
Apply two to three drops of lubricating eye drops to your eye several times each day. Opt for a "natural tear" drop that is preservative-free. Avoid chemicals that may further irritate your itchy eyes. Choose a drop that contains antihistamines is you are suffering from allergy-related itch.
Apply medicated eye drops as directed. Your doctor will prescribe a drop suited to your specific condition. The drops may contain steroids or anti-inflammatory medicine to treat the itchiness. Follow the instructions carefully.
Fill the humidifier with water and run for several hours each day. Use the the humidifier at home or in the workplace. Your environment may be very dry which can contribute to itchy eyes. Rehydrate the air with moisture.
Tips & Warnings
- Contact a doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
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