April Showers Bring May Flowers…and (Eye) Allergies!

Eye Allergies

WHAT CAUSES EYE ALLERGIES?

  • Allergies cause your body to release histamine in response to an allergen.
  • These allergens can cause havoc to your body including your eyes.

THESE ALLERGENS MAY INCLUDE:

  • Pollens
  • Dust
  • Pet Dander
  • Mold
  • Smoke

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE SYMPTOMS OF EYE ALLERGIES?

  • Itching
  • Redness
  • Burning
  • Tearing
  • Swelling
  • Blurred vision

HOW ARE EYE ALLERGIES TREATED?

  • Avoid allergens
  • Artificial tears
  • Allergy eye drops
  • Cold compresses
  • Oral allergy medications
  • Limited contact lens wear and/or switch to daily contact lenses

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO ABOUT YOUR EYE ALLERGIES?!

Allergies have many symptoms in common with other eye conditions and are easily mistaken for conditions that could be contagious and/or often need a different treatment plan.

Visit your Eye Doctor (Optometrist) to assess your eye allergies and discover the best management to treat your symptoms!

Hellerstein & Brenner Vision Center

 

 

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