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 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.