Eyes usually burn because an undiagnosed or undetected problem may be lurking.. Most of the common syndromes linked to burning eyes include the prevalence of a foreign substance. Burning eyes have many symptoms, which include redness, eye pain, burning sensation, watery eyes, excessive tears, and itching.
There are many causes of burning eyes. In most cases, the condition of the environment may be the culprit.. To ease the discomfort, , the person who suffers from burning eyes will have remove themselves from that particular environment in order to see some improvements. Environmental elements such as dust, sun exposure, sun burn, smoke, smog, hair spray and other chemical irritants can cause eyes to burn..  Also, dust, pollen, pet dander, mold and some fragrances can cause allergies.. Even ones age, medications that a person is taking, and bright lights can cause eyes to burn.
  1. March 10, 2014

    All of these are good causes for eye irritations. I wear contact lenses and if I don’t thoroughly wash and rinse my hand before taking them out or putting them in, it hurts my eyes terribly. They will instantly become red and watery. It’s important for all people, whether or not they wear contacts lenses to make sure they have clean hands if they are going to be touching the eye area. Thanks for the post on this!

  2. March 13, 2014

    Thank you for your comment Ashley!

  3. March 13, 2014

    This post was a god one. A pharmacist may be a good first step for the patient with burning eyes. To begin with, she will be able to go through your list of medications to see if it might be caused by one of the medications that you are taking. If so, she can possibly speak to your doctor. If it is ordinary eye irritation, she is in a great position to make a recommendation for an over-the-counter remedy, or refer you to your doctor for treatment.

  4. March 20, 2014

    Very good post. An elderly friend of mine has a problem with burning eyes. She said that is seems to be related to having dry eyes and was given eye drops to use on a regular basis by her doctor. I think that probably a pharmacist could also recommend eye drops if dry eyes is the problem. And I totally agree that you should always wash your hands before touching your eyes!

  5. March 28, 2014

    this post is what im looking for and i just want to share my technique to make my eyes feel better. since i have an eyes burn for years my doctor advice me to wash my eyes with water. If i doesn’t help try scrubbing your eyes in the shower, with them closed of course, scrub the lids with johnsons baby shampoo and you will be amaze to the result, i have been doing it for years. It keeps your tear ducts open and in good working order.

  6. March 30, 2014

    Thank you for your comments Bradley, Chrisy and Freddie!

  7. March 21, 2015

    Excess tired and sleeplessness are too the cause of burning eyes as far as i feel. I say so because, I have no any external factors affecting but still it keep burning sometimes, I felt that it is because tiredness ans=d sleeplessness. Someone please correct me if I am wrong. :)

  8. June 5, 2016

    Yes, exactly if you feel as if your eyes are burning, sore and irritated, there are several reasons why this may be occurring. Exposure to pollutants in your immediate environment can be one of the main culprits behind these physical sensations. Your eyes may also be reacting this way due to dryness or vision strain. But, before reaching any conclusion it is better to see your optometrist for a concrete diagnosis.

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