Eye Irritation

Ocular irritation remedies for relief of dry, itchy, red, sore, burning, tired or irritated eyes.

natural ocular irritation remedies for relief of dry irritated eyes

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  1. What is Eye Irritation?
  2. What Causes Eye Irritation?
  3. Help for Eye Irritation
  4. More Information on Eye Irritation

What is Eye Irritation?

At some point in our lives we have all experienced eye irritation. Irritated eyes usually become red; they burn, itch or become sensitive to the light. Very often, the eyes may either become excessively dry or watery, blurred vision may occur or one may have difficulty reading.

Because the eyes are such delicate organs, it is essential that they are well taken care of. If left untreated, ocular irritation and infection as well as other more serious eye disorders are more likely to develop.

What Causes Eye Irritation?

These symptoms of eye irritation may develop for a number of reasons. Seasonal allergies, dust particles, dry or smoky environments, indoor heating or eye make-up can cause irritated and sore eyes. Other factors that may also contribute to irritated eyes include unhygienic habits related to wearing contact lenses, poor eye protection in hazardous work environments, smoking, driving at night and excessive reading or computer use.

Common eye disorders that develop when the eyes become irritated are conjunctivitis, dry eye syndrome, blepharitis, or a scratched cornea. Your ophthalmologist will examine the eye area thoroughly and prescribe the appropriate treatment option for you.

Medications may include artificial tears, saline rinses, antihistamines and antibiotic eye drops or ointments; however one should keep in mind that strong eye-drops may cause other troublesome side effects and may become habit forming.

Help for Eye Irritation

Natural Remedies

Natural remedies have been used for centuries to treat eye problems and support overall ocular health and well-being. Homeopathic remedies are safe and gentle to use on the eye area for people of all ages without any harmful side effects.

Carefully selected ingredients such as Euphrasia, Pulsatilla, Psorinum, Merc sol and Graphites provide symptomatic relief for irritated eyes and maintain healthy vision. In addition, Calendula, Agrimony and Arg nit offers soothing and calming relief for tired, sore eyes.

More Information on Eye Irritation

There are several ways to prevent eye irritation and these include:
  • Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently so that if you rub or touch your eyes they do not become irritated – this is very important if you wear contact lenses!
  • Ensure that you change your contact lenses regularly and do not allow them to expire
  • Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from airborne pollutants
  • Blink your eyes frequently to keep them moist or to remove particles that may get trapped in them
  • Always remove your contact lenses before sleeping
  • Apply cold compresses such as a moist facecloth or bag of frozen peas on the eyes to reduce swelling and itching
  • Avoid using air conditioners as they have a drying effect on your eyes (even while you are sleeping)
  • Use artificial tears or saline rinses to provide relief for irritated eyes
  • Make sure that you apply make-up properly and avoid using glitter, lash-building mascara and liquid pencils on the eyes until the irritation has cleared
  • Give your eyes a break throughout the day, especially if you work in front of a computer for long hours
  • If you work in a hazardous work environment, protect your eyes by wearing eye glasses, goggles, face shield or welding helmet
  • Place slices of cucumber on tired, irritated yes to rejuvenate them
  • Stop smoking to reduce the chance of eyes becoming sore and dehydrated

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