Dry, itchy eyes can be irritating, leaving you with the feeling that something is always in your eye, or that you have to constantly rub your eyes, only to never get the relief you're looking for. Read on for some strategies that may help you.

Cut Back on Screen Time

Cut back on the amount of time you spend in front of the screen each day. If you are always on a device, staring at a screen for an extended period of time, you will end up with dry, tired eyes. When you are staring at the screen you aren't blinking as much as you otherwise would. To help avoid dry eyes, you should cut back on the amount of time you spend on these devices. If you are unable to avoid devices during the day, try to look away from time to time to give your eyes a break and allow your natural blinking pattern to re-wet them.

Moisten Your Eyes with Drops

Add moisture directly to your eyes artificially with eye drops. The additional moisture can relieve dryness and itching. If you have dry eyes due to allergies, you can also find eye drops made specifically to treat allergy symptoms. Add the drops to your eyes as needed throughout the day according to their instructions.

However, if you use eye drops, you need to know that extended use of them can make it difficult for your tear ducts to produce a sufficient level of natural tears, so consult your ophthalmologist about long-term use.

Visit the Ophthalmologist

If you are experiencing dry eyes, you can try the above strategies for relief. But if the dryness is persistent, make an appointment with the ophthalmologist to have your eyes checked for a proper diagnosis and treatment recommendations.

You may have dryness for a number of reasons. Fortunately, there are a number of treatment options available that may be able to help you find relief. If there are multiple causes for your dry eyes, each may need to be treated differently.

For example, one possible cause is dry eye syndrome. This condition is a possible cause of your dry eyes if you are always rubbing your eyes, your eyes feel tired constantly, and they are always red and feel dry. If you have this syndrome, you need to be treated by a professional. 

No matter what your symptoms are, if you have persistent dry eyes you should talk to your ophthalmologist about what dry eye treatment options are right for you.