Eye Allergies

Allergies seem to go hand-in-hand with Spring and warmer weather. Just when it gets nice outside, many people can’t go outside without suffering from itchy, watery eyes. It's no fun being allergic to Spring!

Eye allergies are very common this time of year, and it seems that every year, more and more people are affected by them. I’m happy to say, we have good news about allergies…

We Can Treat Your Itchy Eyes!

What qualifies as eye allergies? The clinical presentation includes itchy eyes, watery eye, redness and/or swelling of the eyes and even mucous discharge. But itching is the major and most common symptom. Often it’s so gradual, you don’t realize your eyes are watering and you’re itching them constantly.

Eye Allergy Treatment Options

There are several ways to address itchy, watery eyes. In the typical arsenal of treatments are the following:

  1. Over-the-counter medications
  2. Prescription medications
  3. Steroid medications
  4. Home remedies

One of the above might work, but the best way to avoid suffering while trying to determine the best treatment is to see your eye allergy experts at Breslow Eye Care! We can determine the best treatment for your degree of allergic reaction and discomfort, and if needed, prescribe an effective treatment that targets your eye discomfort.

Over-the-counter Eye Allergy Medicine

Many people turn first to over-the-counter medications. Systemic (all-symptom) medications you can get at the store, like Claritin or Zyrtec, may not help the eyes directly. While they may be good for sneezing and that itch at the back of your throat, using a more direct ocular medication helps provide immediate symptom relief to eye allergies.

Eye Allergies and Contact Lenses

Itching, watery eyes are especially uncomfortable for contact lens wearers. If you wear contacts, you might do better with daily disposable contacts during allergy season. When patients put in a new pair of contacts daily and throw away the old ones each night, they’re avoiding allergen build up that can make symptoms worse and increase contact lens intolerance.

We can fit you with disposable contact lenses, and our new online contact lens store makes it easy to order replacements when needed.

Get Relief From Itchy, Watery Eyes

There’s no need to suffer this Spring! Contact us today to schedule an office visit and let’s address your symptoms. There’s no need to suffer needlessly at one of the most beautiful times of the year. We can usually work patients into our schedule the same day you call, so if you’re suffering TODAY, come in for immediate relief!

Medical insurance covers office visit care for allergies, and we accept many insurance plans. Please check our insurance page for more information, and call if you don’t see your plan on the page.