Eye allergies can cause irritation, itchiness, and even blurry vision. While some symptoms may go away on their own, others can become serve and lead to more severe problems, such as swelling. At Yaryan Eye Care Center in Connersville, Brookville, and Rushville, IN, we provide various treatments for eye allergies to relieve your discomfort and help you see clearly.
What are Allergens?
Allergens are materials that can trigger an allergic response in those individuals who happen to have been born with an inherent sensitivity to a specific substance. Overall, eye allergies vary from person to person and prompt treatment is important to prevent further complications. Some common allergens include the following:
- Certain medications
- Pet dander
- Insect bites
- Certain foods
Symptoms of Eye Allergies
If you have eye allergies, you may experience various symptoms. Some of these symptoms include:
- Red eyes
- Watery eyes
- Burning or stinging
- Temporary blurry vision
- Sensitivity to bright light
Treatment for Eye Allergies
When you visit us, our optometrist will perform an eye exam to determine the root cause of your eye allergies. Once the allergen is identified, our eyes doctor can provide a variety of treatments for your specific needs. In addition to recommending OTC or prescription eye drops, our optometrists may suggest the following:
- Oral medications that can help alleviate allergy symptoms systemically
- Provide allergy shots if allergy symptoms are persistent and severe. The allergy shots slowly introduce tiny amounts of the identified allergen to help reduce sensitivity and reaction to the identified substance
- Provide advice on how to avoid allergen exposure and reduce your potential for a reaction. Our optometrists may recommend using a home air purifier, wearing sunglasses in the sunshine, and follow-up care to monitor your eye health
Contact us for an Appointment Today
If you are experiencing any symptoms of eye allergies, let our team at Yaryan Eye Care Center in Connersville, Brookville, and Rushville, IN, help. After we learn more about your condition, we can create an individualized treatment plan to ease your symptoms. To learn more about our treatments or to schedule your appointment, contact us at (765) 377-1241 today. When you need an optometrist near me, we are happy to assist you!