Most of the time burning eyes are symptomatic of eyestrain, irritants or perhaps conjunctivitis. Anyone who stares at words on the page or a computer screen for any length of time is bound to experience periods of burning eyes, perhaps accompanied by headaches. As well, those who drive on the highway for long periods of time may also be subject to burning eyes that are dry and simply tired of staring in the distance for hours on end. Sometimes just a small particle or a flying gnat can get in your eyes feeling like a brick is lodged under the eyelid. Some common causes of burning eyes also include:
Prolonged exposure to the sun
Glare from snow or water
Irritation from exposure to chemicals such as soaps, makeup and shampoos
Trauma to the eye
As a matter of fact, being overtired can cause burning eyes as well. Your eyes are extremely delicate and highly sensitive so it doesn’t take much to irritate them. From ill fitting contact lenses to exposure to sun and other elemental irritants, burning eyes are a common problem. However there are also certain diseases of the eye that can cause burning and headache like Opthalmia neonatorum, Scleritis, Blepharitis, Corneal ulcer, Sjogren’s syndrome.