A major likely cause of itchy eyes: an allergic reaction. If your eyes are bothering you, consider whether you’ve recently used any new products (creams, makeup, soap) that could have irritated them. Eyes also commonly react to pollen, dust mites and pet dander. Avoid suspected triggers, if possible, and use saline eye drops to flush out any leftover particles. You can also take antihistamines, in pill or drop form, to ease allergic symptoms. Don’t wear contact lenses until the warning signs go away.
Did you know… Up to half of the world’s contact lens wearers experience dryness, itchiness and other forms of discomfort.