Itchy eyes can annoy a person to the level of an electric humm or water drip that just won’t stop. Once your eyes itch, rubbing them feels good in the moment but makes it worse in the long run by releasing more of the chemical histamine. Here are a few tips and medications you can use when your eyes itch:
Medication eye drops such as Pataday or Lastacaft have 2 mechanisms of action. Both of these drops are commonly found OTC and they both calm down the allergy reaction and prevent it from happening over 24 hours. Other drops may feel good the first few minutes, these two keep your eyes from itching as much over 24 hours.
Washing around the eyes before bed. Debris from the day can cause overnight irritation which leads to itchy eyes short or long term. The best product we have found for this is a cleansing foam from https://www.weloveeyes.com/ Both Insight locations carry this in stock. Wash your eyelids and lashes, not the eye itself!
Wash morning crusties away! If they are large enough to feel there are smaller ones present to irritate.
Large sunglasses that fit tight to your face help keep debris out. WileyX brand offers a removable gasket to help seal around the eyes.
Goggles when mowing can help keep allergens out!
If your eyes are still itchy after trying these remedies you may need more significant medical intervention. Come see us at Insight eyecare! Itching is a sign of something that has irritated the eyes, if not resolved it can lead to damage.