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Posted on 07-19-2017
Signs of Eye Allergies from Our Eye Doctors in Longmont
Did you know your eyes can experience allergies, both seasonal and environmental? Eye allergies are treatable with the help of our eye doctors in Longmont. Learn signs it could be eye allergies then get the eye care you need at Longmont Vision Center.
What are Signs of Eye Allergies?
Eye allergies have many symptoms. You may experience several of these symptoms or only a few:
- Runny eyes
- Watery eyes
- Swollen eyelids
- Itchy eyes
- Light sensitivity
- Burning feeling
- Red eyes
If you have these symptoms, come in for eye care. Our optometrists will check out your symptoms to determine the potential cause. Many eye allergies are seasonal in nature, so you may experience a flare-up when the pollen count is high. Along with eye symptoms, it's common to have other allergy symptoms, including a runny nose.
If you have year-round allergies, it could be something in your environment. Some people experience eye allergies to certain makeup products or chemicals in fragrance. Others experience eye allergy symptoms related to dust, pet danger, or other common environmental triggers.
Regardless of what causes your eye allergies, our optometrists can help.
How Our Eye Doctor Treats Eye Allergies
Our eye doctors in Longmont combine medication and lifestyle suggestions to reduce your discomfort. Many of the over the counter allergy medications you may use to find relief will treat eye allergy symptoms.
Antihistamine eye drops or pills reduce symptoms of eye allergies. These medications reduce histamines, so you do not experience the uncomfortable symptoms. We can prescribe medication or eye drops depending on what we think is best.
We do not recommend over the counter eye drops for more than 2-3 days at a time, as they can make your symptoms worse. Prescription eye drops work well when taken before an exposure to allergens, for instance before you visit a friend who owns a dog if you are allergic to pet dander.
We'll also discuss how to limit exposure to allergens. For instance, we'll recommend you wear sunglasses when the pollen count is high. The sunglasses block your exposure. If you wear contact lenses, your symptoms can worsen. Our eye doctor can fit you with prescription eyeglasses.
See Our Eye Doctors in Longmont Today!
If you suffer from symptoms of eye allergies, make your appointment with our eye doctors in Longmont. Reserve online or call our eye care clinic at (303) 651-67000 to schedule an appointment for your eye exam. If you do not have vision insurance, you may be able to save 20 percent off your eye exam appointment.
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