Understanding Eye Allergies and the Triggers

The sun is out, birds are singing, and the flowers are in bloom. For some, this means that summer is around the corner. For others, it means sinus issues and eye allergies are around the corner. The professionals of Eye & Contact Lens Center, serving the Kirkland area, would like to help you focus on the beautiful weather instead of the irritation and redness associated with eye allergies.

Optometry and Allergies

Eye redness is one of the first symptoms of an allergic reaction. Those with eye allergies typically also have nasal allergies, making symptoms run hand-in-hand. This can cause redness, swelling, a change in pressure, burning, tearing up, and sensitivity to light.

The most common allergens that trigger these responses include pet dander, pollen, dust, mold, smoke, fragrances, and/or foods. Our eye doctor will assess your condition to identify the allergens that are irritating your eyes. After the source of your irritation has been determined, our eye doctor will treat your allergies and help you plan to avoid the irritating substances.

Eye Care and Eye Allergy Treatment

With allergies, the best treatment is prevention. Wear glasses if you know you will be around moving dust or pet dander. Keep your windows shut during pollen season, minimizing your time outside. Keep your home clean and the filters regularly changed.

If you do happen to touch something you are allergic to or do some dusting, be sure to wash your hands before touching your face. Artificial tears can help by flushing allergens from the eye as well as treat redness and itching. Decongestants and antihistamines are also options, even consumable by oral means.

Contact Our Eye Doctor for Eye Allergy Treatment in Kirkland

If you are suffering from eye allergies in Kirkland, the optometry professionals at Eye & Contact Lens Center are ready to assist you. For more information on eye allergy treatment or to schedule an appointment with our optometrist, call us today at (425) 822-8204.

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