Avoid drafts and use a humidifier to put moisture back into dry air.
If allergies are causing your eyes to itch and dry out, try lubricating, preservative-free eye drops formulated for people with allergies.
Check the side effects of your medications. If you're taking one that causes dry eyes, your doctor may need to change your prescription, or she may recommend that you begin using eye drops to lubricate your eyes.
Don't wear your contacts for too long, keep them clean, and always wash your hands before handling them.
Take frequent breaks from computer work or reading, and keep your eyes lubricated by remembering to blink often.
Turn off ceiling fans when possible.
Lay a warm, damp washcloth across your eyelids for a couple minutes.
Ask your doctor about punctal plugs which block tears from draining from the eye.
With a few simple changes you could begin to notice a real improvement. If after one month your eyes are still bothering you, make sure to see your eye doctor-severe cases can lead to eye damage and vision loss. During your eye exam, your doctor can check for vision problems and signs of health conditions that could be causing your dry eyes. An accurate diagnosis is important because symptoms of dry eye can be caused by other things like allergies or uncorrected refractive error or astigmatism.