Thursday, May 17, 2012

Get Eye Relief Caused by Allergies

It’s the beginning of allergy season, and there are many things you can do to find relief for eye-related allergies. Here are a few tips: 
  • Use wrap-around sunglasses can help protect your eyes to allergens in the air, especially on windy days.
  • Visit your eye doctor to get the right prescription eye drops. Many over-the-counter (OTC) eye drops have preservatives that cause other allergy problems and can make your eyes red with extended use. There are prescription eye drops to treat redness, itching, or swelling.  You only need to take many of these drops once a day.
Your eye doctor can also rule out a condition known as dry eyes. Dry eyes can feel itchy, burning, and cause blurred vision just like allergies. Dry eyes happen when you don’t make enough tears or when the there is a chemical imbalance in your tears. Your eye doctor can use a special microscope to look at the tear film on your eyes to find if your symptoms are due to allergies, dry eyes, or both.
You should also ask your eye doctor about medications you might be taking that cause dry eyes. Dry eyes can be caused by cold medicines, heart and blood pressure medications, plus hormonal changes, contact lenses, and medical conditions such as diabetes and arthritis.
During allergy season, your eye doctor can be your best friend. Schedule a visit today so you can enjoy the season.

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