Author: Eric Johnson
Date: March 22, 2022

How to Get Relief From Burning eyes

Burning eyes can be uncomfortable. Sometimes they are a cause for concern. Burning eyes can have several possible causes, ranging from basic to complex. The burning sensation can occur with or without additional symptoms such as itching, eye pain, watery eyes, or discharge.

Burning eyes are frequently caused by unavoidable environmental factors like strong winds or high pollen counts. On the other hand, similar sensations can indicate a more serious eye problem requiring medical attention. It's essential to determine your burning eyes' reason (or causes) before choosing an appropriate treatment.

What are the Main Causes of Burning Eyes?

 Burning eyes

Common Causes of Burning Eyes include:

  • Bacterial Infection
  • Irritating substances like dust pollen may enter the eye and cause allergies.
  • Sunburn associated with overexposure to ultraviolet light
  • Dysfunction of the tear glands and ducts

Uncommon Causes of Burning Eyes:

  • Exposure to smoke, wind, or a dry climate
  • long term use of contact lenses
  • Certain drugs like sleeping pills, heartburn medicine
  • Rheumatoid Artherties, thyroid disorder, lupus

 How to Get Relief From Burning eyes

1. Use Lubricating Eye Drops

One of the common reasons for blurring sensation in the eyes is dryness.

Consult with the eye doctor and use lubricating eye drops to lessen redness and improve eye comfort. Your doctor may recommend gel artificial tears or ointments for dry eyes.

2. Check the expiry date of your eye makeup

Using an eye makeup that is past its expiration date is one of the common causes of burning sensation in the eyes. Expired eye makeup products can irritate the eyes and cause a burning sensation to persist. They can also put you at risk of getting an infection in your eyes. If you find any expired products, make sure you don't use them. Changing your eye makeup products every six months is a good idea to reduce the risk of infections caused by them.

3. Warm Compresses

Tears are made up of oil, water, and mucus. To keep your eyes moist and healthy, you'll need all three parts. Inflamed and flaky eyelids may clog the oil-making glands along the edge of your lid and lead to dry eyes.

Wet a clean washcloth in warm water, rinse it out, and apply it over your closed eye for at least a minute to help relieve discomfort and remove blocked oils. To help squeeze out the clogged oils, lightly touch the edge of your eyelid with your finger. The moist heat aids in the loosening of clogged glandular oils. Wet the cloth often, so it stays warm.

4. Take supplements

Oral supplements like fish oil can help treat burning eyes. These supplements help the oil-making glands in your eye work better, easing irritation.

Walnuts, vegetable oils (such as canola and soybean oil), and flaxseed are naturally high in omega-3 fats. Omega-3 fatty acids are also available as a pill or tablet. Talk to your doctor before you start any new supplement to ensure it won't affect any conditions or medicines you take.

5. Reduce your screen time

With faster internet connectivity and a feature-packed smartphone, It's easy to lose track of time when using your smartphone. You may spend a lot of time on your smartphone. However, it is not good for the eyes. In reality, Prolonged screen time use causes a burning sensation in the eyes.

Download an app that counts screen time and allows you to set alarms if you overuse your phone to avoid using it for long periods.

6. Wear sunglasses

Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from UV light and further irritation.

7. Stay Hydrated

Every part of your body needs water to stay healthy, including your eyes. Drinking water helps keep them moist and lessens dryness.

But don't wait until you're thirsty to sip water. You may already be dehydrated.

Instead, drink eight to ten glasses of water throughout the day. If you don't like simple water, any non-alcoholic or caffeine-free beverage can suffice. Cucumbers and watermelon, for example, are both high in water.

If your burning eyes are accompanied by other symptoms such as pain or excessive light sensitivity, contact your eye doctor right away for immediate attention. At Ejones Opticals, Our eye specialists can help you keep your eyes healthy and offer the best eye treatment if required.

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