Causes of Itchy Eyes

There are many things that cause patients to have itchy eyes. Some are worse than others. Many causes of itchy eyes are things that be relieved through medication or treatment. At Naples Eye Physicians in Naples, FL, our ophthalmologist will diagnose your itchy eyes and provide the proper treatment. Our goal is to keep your eye health and vision at their best. Here are some common causes of itchy eyes.


There are two main types of allergies that can produce itchy eyes. The first is seasonal allergies. These are triggered by things in the environment, which trigger histamines and cause eyes to itch. These allergies are often reactions to plant life that is in bloom during the time you have the allergic reaction. Trees, flowers, and grasses can be especially allergenic.

Another type of allergy that affects the eyes is perennial allergies. These are allergies to substances that are present all year long. These are often reactions to things like mildew, mold, pet dander, and more. For both of these allergy types, taking an antihistamine can be helpful, though you may also need eye drops. Talk to our ophthalmologist to find out more about relieving these allergies.


There are airborne irritants throughout the world, though some regions have them worse than others. These irritants aren't just pollution. They can be perfumes, smoke and more. Irritants can be in the air anywhere you go, and they can cause eye irritation and itching. It's best to try to avoid these irritants, but that isn't always easy. You may need to use a moist cloth over your eyes to relieve some of the irritation.

Visit Our Ophthalmologist in Naples, FL for Itchy Eyes Treatment 

If you get itchy eyes, it is important to seek treatment. At Naples Eye Physicians in Naples, FL, our team will diagnose you and find the right treatment for your condition. Call us today to schedule an appointment.