What to Do When You Have Problems With Your Vision

If you work on computers all day and well into the night like I do, you probably have some issues with your eyes. I used to have 20/20 vision until a few years ago. I couldn't see the small print on my computer screen, even after I adjusted the monitor's settings. Sometimes, everything would appear blurry or out of focus. Eventually, I sought help from an eye doctor. The doctor diagnosed me with computer vision syndrome and prescribed eyeglasses to correct it. Now, I rest my eyes as much as possible when I work. I wanted to help other people with their vision problems, so I started this blog. My blog offers many tips on how to improve your eyesight, as well as what to do when your vision fails. Good luck with your vision problems and thanks for stopping in.

4 Causes Of Itchy Eyes


Your vision is one of the most important senses you have. That's why it's important to take good care of your eyes. Unfortunately, sometimes you may experience discomfort in the form of itchiness. If you're suffering from itchy eyes, here are four possible causes and the steps you can take to treat them:

1. Dryness

Some people have eyes that are naturally dry. Alternatively, you may experience dry eyes while using certain medications, such as antihistamines. If you experience dry eyes, try using eye drops to remedy the problem. If you use eye drops that don't contain vasodilating active ingredients, you can feel free to use them throughout the day as needed. If you find this doesn't provide enough relief, make an appointment with your ophthalmologist. There are treatments available to help people with chronic dry eyes, including plugging your tear ducts so your eyes retain more of their natural tears.

2. Allergies

Allergies are another common cause of itchy eyes. If you have allergies, you may notice symptoms that affect other parts of your body. Your nose may be stuffy or runny, and it might be itchy as well. You may break out in hives or have general itchiness affecting your body. You may be allergic to a new pet or laundry detergent, in which case you should try to remove yourself from the source of the allergy as much as possible. If that's not an option, oral allergy medication can provide relief.

3. Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis is also known as pink eye. It's a common eye infection that can turn your eyes red and make them very itchy. If you suspect you have pink eye, see your ophthalmologist right away. They can prescribe topical antibiotics to help clear up your infection. Avoid rubbing your eyes, and wash your hands frequently, since conjunctivitis is very contagious.

4. Styes

A stye is a small bump along the edge of your eye or on the inside of your eyelid. According to All About Vision, they happen when one of the glands surrounding your eyelashes becomes infected. You may get a stye from rubbing your eyes with dirty hands or from sharing makeup with someone else. They can be painful and itchy, and it might feel like you have a piece of sand or grit trapped in your eye. Most styes go away on their own. You can treat the affected eye by soaking a washcloth in hot water and holding it over your eye until it cools. Take care not to make the water too hot, since you don't want to burn yourself.

For more information, reach out to ophthalmology services in your area.


18 March 2019