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Eye Allergies

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Are your eyes red, itchy, watery, or puffy? You may be suffering from allergic conjunctivitis, which is a condition in your eye that occurs when you are allergic to pollen, dust mites, pet dander, or mold spores. 

Here are a few tips to help you manage and alleviate eye allergy symptoms: 

  • Avoid allergens: Identify the allergens that are triggering your symptoms and try to avoid them. This may include staying indoors on days with high pollen counts, using air purifiers, or keeping windows closed to minimize exposure.
  • Wear sunglasses while outdoors to protect your eyes from airborne allergens.
  • Use artificial tear drops to help alleviate symptoms of dryness and irritation. 
  • Apply cold compresses over closed eyelids to alleviate irritated eyes and reduce inflammation.
  • Consider using medication, such as over-the-counter or prescription allergy medications like antihistamines and mast cell stabilizers.
  • Schedule an eye exam to speak with an eye doctor about persistent discomfort from eye allergies.

If you are suffering from any eye allergy symptoms, consult your local Stoney Creek optometrist. At Perception Eyecare, we can provide advice about using eye drops for allergies and help you manage your symptoms. 

Contact us at 289-309-1090 to speak with us about feeling better. 

Written by Dr. Casthoory Viswanathan

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