|You might be blaming the wrong things for your sudden bout of eye discomfort.|
There are plenty of things that can make your eyes uncomfortable. If they suddenly may be feeling irritated and somewhat drier than usual, especially when you stare at your computer for hours, an allergy could possibly play a part. Chances are, though, it could also indicate dry eyes.
Dry eyes affect more women than men. Therefore, you may want to visit an optometrist or ophthalmologist if this feeling keeps up to determine if this is the cause.
In the meantime, you might want to try blinking more. This helps lubricate the eye somewhat to lessen the friction.
Another helpful tip is looking away for a few minutes from your computer screen every hour if possible.