Spring is the season of warm weather, beautiful flowers, and unfortunate allergic reactions. When you have red, itchy and watery eyes from an allergen in your environment, you may need to consider discussing your options with an optometrist in Silicon Beach. At the Westchester Eye Care Center, we understand the challenges of allergic reactions and offer treatment to help with your situation.
Signs of an Allergic Reaction
Eye allergies may cause a variety of symptoms and complications with your health. The common symptoms that impact your eyes include:
- Feeling that you have something in your eyes or dryness
- Burning sensations in the eyes
- Swollen eyes
When you have itchy and red eyes, do not rub your eyes. Rubbing may cause additional discomfort and may worsen the symptoms. Instead, gently rinse your eyes with water to remove any pollen or allergens from the area. You can then use an allergy medication to alleviate the symptoms.
Treatments from Our Westchester Eye Doctor!
When the symptoms do not improve after a few days or when you notice that allergy medications do not work well, talk to our Westchester eye doctor, Dr. Jenn Tabiza. In many cases, the signs of allergies are similar to the signs of an infection. An optometrist in Silicon Beach has the skills and abilities to identify the cause of your discomfort and provide appropriate treatment strategies. We may suggest using medicated eye drops or other treatments to help with the symptoms.
In the case of allergies, we may suggest taking an oral medication for allergies. We also help you limit exposure to allergens by suggesting solutions to avoid certain risk factors. For example, we may suggest wearing glasses or sunglasses to protect your eyes and keeping your windows closed during times with high pollen counts.
Eye allergies are similar to any other type of allergic reaction. It causes discomfort due to the histamine reaction from an allergen in your environment. At our clinic, we offer treatments to address the discomfort. To learn more about our treatment options, call (310) 670-1888 today.