Itchy eyes

Most of us have experienced itchy eyes at some point and it’s not always serious. However, a prolonged itchy eye sensation is not normal and may be indicative/caused by of one of the following conditions:

-       Allergies to dust, pollen, make-up etc

-       Conjunctivitis, when accompanied by a pink or red, burny eye, and sometimes a discharge from the eye>

-       Dry eyes (insufficient tear production)

-       Red swollen eyelids (known as blepharitis) caused by skin irritation (eg. eczema), or infection

-       Computer eye strain

-       Wearing contact lenses for too long each day

Treatment for itchy eye

The most important thing is to make sure you don’t scratch your eyes! It could lead to other problems.