Allergies affecting the eye are fairly common, especially when the weather is warm and dry and pollen is abundant.
Symptoms of Eye Allergies
Eye allergy symptoms do not usually require medical attention, but they can be bothersome. Antihistamine and mast cell stabilizing eye drops or sometimes topical steroids, rain and cooler weather can effectively reduce these symptoms:
- Watery discharge
Causes of Eye Allergies
- Contact lenses and wetting/cleaning solutions
- Medications including eyedrops
- Animal hair/dander
- Cosmetics (mascara, face creams, eyebrow pencils, lip gloss)
- Eyeglass frames
To minimize eye allergy irritations, avoid touching or rubbing your eyes especially after handling soaps, nail polish or chemicals.
If you are suffering from eye allergies, contact us today to schedule an eye exam and learn about your treatment options.