Eye allergy treatment is a must if you suffer from allergies!
Eye allergies flare up during the spring, summer and fall months, when the eye is exposed to allergens like pollen. Additionally, eye allergies can occur alone or alongside other allergies, such as nasal.
Allergies usually manifest physically with redness in the white of your eye or your eyelid. Itching, blurry vision, tearing, burning, swelling in the eyelids and light sensitivity can accompany redness and irritation.
Eye Allergies Affect How Your Eyes Function
If eye allergies affect you, you should be aware of both indoor and outdoor triggers. Indoor triggers include dust, pet dander and mold. You’ll find outdoor triggers as allergens in nature, such as pollens.
Remember that if you’re experiencing an allergy flare-up, it’s important to not touch or rub your eyes. Doing so only makes matters worse because it causes your cells to release more of the chemicals making your eyes itchy in the first place! Eye allergy treatment is your best defense.
Chronic Eye Allergy Treatment
We offer a number of treatments for allergies, depending on their type and severity. Our licensed optometrists can help you decide which of these options fits your needs best:
- Eye drops
- Cell stabilizers and antihistamines that prevent the release of chemicals causing itching in your body/eyes
- Decongestants that contract blood vessels to reduce redness
- Liquid drops that wash away allergens
- Oral medications
- Note: Oral medications can help control your symptoms. Some medications have side effects that can dry your eyes, and they may cause sleepiness or dizziness.
- Allergy shots
- Note: Allergy shots build up your immune system to have a resistance to the allergens triggering your symptoms. They’re a good option for patients with severe allergies.
Contact us today to learn more.