About Eye Allergies
Individuals with allergies (roughly 50 million Americans) are quick to seek relief for symptoms, such as sniffling, sneezing, and congestion. However, allergies often affect the eyes as well, leaving them red, swollen, watery, and itchy. Also called ocular allergies or allergic conjunctivitis, eye allergies can be uncomfortable but can often be treated with simple solutions and the guidance of a knowledgeable professional. Our skilled team at Eye Health Vision Centers offers numerous treatment solutions to help reduce the uncomfortable symptoms of eye allergies. Schedule an appointment today to learn more about your treatment options. Eye Health Vision Centers has locations across the greater South Coast area, including Taunton, Fall River, Fairhaven, and Dartmouth, MA and Middletown, RI.
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Allergy sufferers tend to experience sneezing, congestion, and runny nose, as well as eye irritation. Swollen, red, watering, itching eyes are among the most common symptoms of ocular allergies. Patients may also experience burning, soreness, sensitivity to light, and pain. The irritation may extend to the eyelids, causing them to become swollen and red as well. It is very common for the eyelids to become very itchy.
The irritants that cause eye allergies are the same airborne allergies that cause sneezing, runny nose, and congestion. These may include pet dander, pollen, mold, or dust. Some chemicals, perfumes, and cigarette smoke can also cause irritation as may certain makeups and eye drops. Oddly enough, food and insect allergies do not typically affect the eyes in the same manner that airborne irritants do.
When possible, the best treatment option for eye allergies is to avoid the trigger. However, we understand that is not always ideal. Several over-the-counter eye drops can help to relieve itchiness, redness, and watery eyes, but when these fail to work, Eye Health Vision Centers can help by prescribing prescription eye drops or oral medication that will help to reduce your symptoms. Contact wearers should consider daily, disposable lenses when experiencing eye allergies. This will help to reduce your exposure to allergens, which can accumulate on the lens.
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Though ocular allergies can be uncomfortable, there are several options for treatment that will resolve the issue. Our skilled team will work with you on an individual basis to determine the best course of treatment for your specific needs. Contact Eye Health Vision Centers of the greater South Coast area if you are experiencing symptoms of eye allergies and are in search of a solution.