Relieving allergy eyes is important if you suffer from seasonal allergies! At Advanced Eyecare Optometry, we are here to help! Here’s some tips that will help to determine if its allergies and what to do about them:
Know the Symptoms
Red, itchy, swollen, watering eyes coupled with a stuffy nose and sneezing is probably allergies. Eye pain is not typically associated with allergies. Be sure to see your eye doctor promptly if you are experiencing pain.
At Advanced Eyecare optometry we can give your eyes they attention they deserve!
Know the Causes
Seasonal allergies are caused from pollen, dust, molds, perfumes (both cosmetic perfumes and in many scented products), makeup and medicines (including prescription and herbal).
Home Allergy Treatments
Removing allergens from your body is an important step to relieving symptoms. Showering, washing your hair, and changing your clothes will help. Cold Compress’ over your eyes may help to reduce swelling.
Rinsing your eyes
Flushing your eyes with pure saline eye-drops that are marked ‘preservative free’ or artificial tears may help to reduce allergens and the resulting irritation from your eyes. Products such as Refresh®, Genteal® and Systane® are a great temporary rinse*.
Allergy Eye Drops
Over the counter allergy eye-drops such as Alaway® and Zaditor® may provide some relief*. If symptoms aren’t relieved or they worsen you can ask your eye doctor for prescription drops*.
Oral Allergy Medicines
Although some over the counter allergy medications can cause dry eyes there are many to choose from. Your doctor can recommend the right medication for you.
Children and Eye Allergies
Babies, toddlers and children can all suffer from allergies. Be sure to check with their pediatrician if you notice symptoms.
Wearing sunglasses not only protects you from eye disease but it can also help with protecting your from allergens and dust. If you work in a dusty environment you should wear safety glasses or goggles to help prevent further irritation.
Allergy symptoms can be bothersome! Make an appointment with Advanced Eyecare Optometry and be sure to check with your doctor before using any medications.
At Advanced Eyecare Optometry, the doctors are thoroughly trained in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of vision disorders and eye disease. This facilitates the early detection and management of eye diseases which helps preserve your vision! Examinations include the detection and treatment of eye muscle imbalance, poor eye coordination and reduced focusing ability.
Our doctors fit any contact lenses required. If you are interested in laser eye surgery, (LASIK), our doctors will determine if you are a good candidate, and will provide the pre- and post-op management to insure a good outcome for this procedure.
Should you choose to wear eyeglasses, Advanced Eyecare Optometry offers a modern eyewear boutique with hundreds of styles to from which to choose. The licensed opticians are trained to help you select fashionable eyewear that compliments your lifestyle and fashion sense, all in a relaxed, friendly, caring atmosphere.
Looking for someone to help you with all your eyecare needs? Call Advanced Eyecare Optometry today. We’ll put your needs in focus!