Eye allergies are some of the most common reasons that patients seek treatment from our number one local Paradise optometrist, Dr. Joseph Eng. Eye allergies usually present themselves with common symptoms such as excess tearing from the eyes, redness of the eyes, itchy eyes, and burning eyes. You may experience these symptoms in conjunctions with other kinds of nasal allergy symptoms, like sniffling, sneezing, and a runny nose. The types of symptoms you experience depend on the root cause of your eye allergy. The main reason that your eyes react in this sort of way is because the immune system is reacting to something around you – often that something is harmless. When your immune system feels as if your eye is under attack, it releases histamines and other substances that result in the tearing, redness and itchiness that you experience. The allergens that cause this reaction can occur both indoors and outdoors.
Some typical indoor allergens include pet hair and dander, mold, and dust. Some outdoor allergens include the pollens from grass, trees, and weeds. If you are noticing any eye allergy symptoms, you should schedule an appointment with our local Paradise optometrist. After doing a simple examination and evaluation of your symptoms, Dr. Eng will then be able to recommend the most useful and effective treatment for you. Some treatments that we typically use for the treatment of eye allergies include artificial tears, over the counter eye drops, and prescription eye drops if necessary.
If you are interested in learning more about eye allergies or your eye health in general, along with the various related services provided by our local Paradise optometrist, we encourage you to pay a visit to Dr. Eng’s website. There you can find all kinds of related information about these topics and more. If you feel that you have a question, comment, or concern that our eye experts can help you with, we would love to hear from you. You can get in touch with us by calling us directly at our office or sending us a message using the contact form on our website.