Redness, itching, burning — the symptoms of an eye allergy can cause a lot of discomfort. Typically, these symptoms are accompanied by nasal congestion, more commonly known as the “sniffles.” You’ll need to consult an allergist to find out what exactly is at the root of your allergies; however, for symptoms localized in your eyes, it might be best to see an eye doctor instead.
Our specialists at the Institute for Control of Eye Myopia in Children offer these practical tips for dealing with eye-related allergies and the inconvenient symptoms that often follow them.
There are decongestant eye drops available over the counter for fast relief from irritated eyes. While these can offer a temporary solution, we still recommend consulting a professional before settling on a treatment. Some medications such as antihistamines can dry the eyes, resulting in worse symptoms overall. Sometimes, the best solution is right at the source. Patients struggling with myopia control, in particular, may benefit from getting rid of allergens.
People have different triggers for their allergies. The most common causes are animal fur, dust, smoke, pollen and other particulate matter suspended in the air. If you’re already aware that these contaminants can trigger a reaction from your eyes and nose then keeping away from them should be your top priority. If you’re already experiencing the symptoms, then eliminating the sources would help alleviate some of the irritation.
Eye allergies can be affected by both indoor and outdoor factors, and managing the symptoms depends on what type of allergen triggers them. Ask your optometrist for preventive measures that can help protect your eyes from showing any bad reactions to common allergens. Additionally, you could also take a few steps to allergy-proof your home and avoid future problems.
Don’t let eye allergies stop you from living your life. Contact a local myopia control specialist in your area today.