Read Martin's top tips on seasonal allergies...
Seasonal eye allergies are a common condition that occurs when the eyes react to allergens in the environment such as pollen, dust, mold, and pet dander. These allergens can trigger an immune response in the eyes, causing inflammation, itching, redness, and watering.
Some common symptoms of seasonal eye allergies include:
Redness and swelling of the eyes
Itching or burning sensation in the eyes
Excessive tearing or watery eyes
Sensitivity to light
There are several ways to manage seasonal eye allergies, including:
Avoiding allergens: Try to avoid exposure to allergens by staying indoors during peak pollen times, keeping windows closed, and using air conditioning.
Over-the-counter eye drops: Over-the-counter eye drops can help relieve symptoms such as itching, redness, and watering.
Prescription medications: If over-the-counter medications are not effective, your doctor may prescribe antihistamine eye drops or oral medications to help reduce inflammation and relieve symptoms.
Cold compresses: Applying a cold compress to the eyes can help reduce inflammation and relieve symptoms.
If you are experiencing symptoms of seasonal eye allergies, it is important to consult with one of our optometrists to determine the best course of treatment for you