Why are my eyes itchy?
If your eyes have been itchy lately, there are some possible reasons including:
Red and itchy eyes are the primary symptoms of eye allergies. Allergies are caused when an irritating substance enters your eyes which is known as an allergen. Pollen and dust are the most common allergens that can cause irritation in the eyes. Symptoms caused by allergies can easily be alleviated by seeing an optometrist and getting a prescription to help treat your allergies.
Itchy eyes can also be a symptom of dry eyes! Sometimes dryness can be a result of having too much bacteria accumulated on your eyelashes. If this bacteria builds up too much, it can cause itchiness, redness and irritation. If your eyes are dry or itchy, make sure to make an appointment with us so we can determine the cause!
Due to continuous exposure to digital screens, our eyes become strained and they may become itchy. Too much time on computers and smart phones also causes your eyes to become dry and occasionally people will start developing headaches. Ideally, you should take a break every 20 minutes for 20 seconds by looking at something 20 feet away. Make sure to blink at least 10 times during this break. Blue light filters are now popular on glasses to prevent strain, although breaks should still be taken every 20 minutes.
As mentioned earlier, visiting an optometrist is necessary if you have itchy eyes. This will help you to identify what is the cause of itchy eyes and the right treatment can be initiated. Book your appointment online today.