Our eyes are very delicate. As the seasons change, allergies become more prevalent and more common. If you have allergies, you may be experiencing itchy, watery, and red eyes. Here at Eye Society in Chicago, any optometrist at either of our two locations can help you alleviate the annoying symptoms of your eye allergies.
What Are Eye Allergies?
You might notice that during certain times of the year your eyes are very dry. They may itch, and they may be painful and red. This can be the result of a few different things, but it can be the result of allergies to dust, pollen, mold, and more.
The key is to find out if your eye irritation and discomfort is the result of allergies or if there is a bigger issue that needs to be taken care of. Symptoms like watery eyes, red eyes, dry eyes, itchy eyes, and even eyes that have discharge can all be indicators of both eye allergies and other problems as well. If you are experiencing what you think might be allergies in your eyes, but you are not sure, it is always best to visit an optometrist to see if you have some underlying condition that needs to be treated.
Some treatments for eye allergies include over the counter eye drops and prescription eye drops. If you were contact lenses they can be making the allergies worse so the doctors at Eye Society will evaluate the lenses you wear and change them if needed.
Why Visit the Eye Doctor for Allergies
You may not think that visiting the eye doctor is necessary for allergies, but your symptoms could be an indicator of an eye infection or some sort of other irritation that needs to be cared for by a professional. For those that think they may have allergies, but want to be sure, Eye Society Doctors of Optometry in Chicago, IL, can help you to find out what is going on with your eyes. It is always best to err on the side of caution when it comes to eye health.
In some cases, your eye doctor might be able to prescribe eye drops or allergy eye medication that can help with your allergies and restore balance to your eyes. Your eyes are a very delicate part of your body and caring for them is necessary on so many different levels. If you are having trouble with your eyes, visit us today to check your eye health and see if there is anything else that needs to be done to restore your eye health.