You could have a migraine headache or a serious eye problem.
The pressure in your eye may be too high. You may want to try
pressing on your eye, and if it feels like it's bugging out and
hard as a rock, you may have Glaucoma. See an eye doctor immediately,
as this disease causes blindness.
Glaucoma Information here.
Many conditions make the eye sting because they dry it out. Below are a few treatment
tips for dry eye...
Moderate Dry Eye.. things to help mitigate the pain
Stop Smoking the Reefer!
Take Your Contacts Out: (if you are wearing them) sometimes looking better
isn't worth it
Use Visine or other artificial tear medication
Limit activities involving staring (TV watching, working at computer, reading,
Severe Dry Eye.. things to help mitigate the pain
Put Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Concentrated Therapeutic
Lotion on your eyelids.. this does the best job of keeping your eye
Put Vaseline Intensive Care lotion on your eyelids (it comes in a green
bottle.. the premium brand is important as the store brand lotions are oily
and don't absorb into the skin) CAUTION: Putting
lotion on your eyelid can lead to eye infection. You should always wash your
hands before applying lotion.
Use Refresh PM Gel DURING THE DAY.. (one eye at a time) this will blur
your vision like hell but it may be worth it if the pain intense enough
Get a humidifier and use it a good part of the day (or move to North
Stay away from allergen, if you are allergic to pollen or eye medication,
try to get away from them
Things NOT TO DO to treat dry eye
Do NOT use pain medication (aspirin, Tylenol, etc..) to treat dry eye..
it merely numbs the pain for awhile and it will be worse afterwards.. Instead,
treat the eye itself, keeping it wet somehow
Don't expect sympathy from anyone. Eye pain makes you feel like hell and look like Jack Nicolson, but it's not something that people consider disabling.