Are you suffering from ocular herpes? If so, your eye pain can be caused by ocular herpes. One with ocular herpes can manifest such symptoms as pain in the eyes, irritation, scratchiness, redness, tearing, being sensitive to light, recurring infections, the decrease of vision and swelling. Ocular herpes can affect the eyelids, conjunctiva and cornea and can give rise to recurring eye infections which will leave scar onto the cornea. Because the scarring can lead to blindness in some serious cases, you should go to hospital as early as possible for a prompt treatment. You can ask your eye doctor to prescribe some anti-viral eye drops, steroid drops or oral medications. In case of a serious situation, debridement is probably required. But of course, eye pain may not be caused due to herpes. Many factors account for eye pain, you know. For example, if you strain your eyes without having a good rest, eye pain occurs, too. Anyway, wish you better soon.
Yes, it could be caused by herpes. Once you get herpes, your eyes nerves will be affected. Your eyes will be dry easily. That is why your eyes feel painful. You could use some eye drops with anti-inflammation to moisture your eyes. You could also do the warm compress to make your eyes feel comfortable. At the same time, you could also use medical care to treat your herpes.