Kids may not complain of itchy eyes, but you may notice them rubbing their eyes throughout the day. Sometimes their eyes can even start appearing red and puffy.
Itchy eyes can be a symptom of multiple conditions, ranging from allergies, dry eyes, anterior blepharitis to viral/bacterial conjunctivitis. The key to understanding why your child’s eyes are itchy is to make note of other associated factors and discuss them with our optometrist.
It is a good idea to think about the following:
- When does my child complain of itchy eyes?
- Is there any associated watering or discharge?
- When does the itchy feeling get the worst?
- What do I do to alleviate the itchiness?