Itchy, watery eyes are an unfortunate part of spending time outdoors in the spring and summer for many people. Thankfully, eye allergy treatment can provide relief. At Saline Optometry and Chelsea Eyeglass Co., serving Saline, MI, and Chelsea, MI, we're here to give you the help you need to fully enjoy the outdoors.
Symptoms of Eye Allergies
Eye allergies affect people in different ways. Symptoms of eye allergies can include watery, itchy eyes, dry eyes, a feeling that something is stuck in the eyes, eye redness, and difficulty wearing contacts. Some people find that their eye allergy issues affect their respiratory system, causing a runny nose and an itchy throat. When allergies are especially severe, it can be hard to fully open your eyes, and can even be hard to sleep at night.
What Causes Eye Allergies?
There are many causes of eye allergies. Common causes of eye allergies include pollen, pet dander, dust, smoke, and mold. Many people find that it's often impossible to avoid their allergen, especially those that are found naturally outside (like pollen). You may find that your allergies get worse after you rub your eyes or after you spend time with the family pet. Typically, seasonal allergies flare up in the spring and summer and tend to calm down when cooler weather sets in.
Eye Allergy Treatment
When you come see an optometrist on our optometry team, we'll go over your eye allergy symptoms. An optometrist on our optometry team will also go through an eye examination to learn more about your symptoms. From there, we'll develop a treatment plan that can help you get eye allergy relief. Your treatment will depend on your individual needs and may consist of drops, oral medications, or both. We may also talk about taking a break from contact lenses (if you wear them) when your allergies are severe.
Get an Eye Exam and Eye Allergies Treatment from an Eye Doctor on Our Team
If you're struggling with itchy eyes or dry eyes and are looking for effective eye allergy treatment, we're here to help. We are Saline Optometry and Chelsea Eyeglass Co., serving (734) 429-9454 Saline, MI, and (734) 475-1122 Chelsea, MI, and we are here to help. An eye doctor on our optometry team will work with you to determine the cause of your allergies and prescribe an eye allergy treatment that makes sense for you. Reach out to us today to schedule your first eye exam.