Eye Allergy Treatment at Arvada Optometric Center
No matter what kinds of allergens may be involved, eye allergies can make you miserable for substantial lengths of time. If you're ready to see more clearly and comfortably, then you're ready to see us at Arvada Optometric Center. We can diagnose, treat, and even help prevent those irritating eye allergy issues.
The Irritating World of Eye Allergies
Allergic conjunctivitis features many of the same symptoms as a classic eye infection, including redness, watering, swollen eyelids, itching, blurry vision, and light sensitivity. The telltale difference in most cases is that eye allergies afflict both eyes at once, while an eye infection typically afflicts only one eye. Your symptoms may also coincide with predictable weather changes, seasonal changes in the local flora, or exposure to particular indoor environments. Common eye allergy triggers include:
- Airborne chemicals
- Dust and dander
- Certain types of contact lenses, contact lens cleaners, or eye makeup
While eye allergies are more annoying than immediately dangerous, it's worth noting that blurred vision and other distractions can create safety hazards. Additionally, any kind of prolonged conjunctivitis can make your corneas vulnerable to scratches and ulceration. The sooner you get your eye allergies addressed, the better.
Remedies and Preventative Recommendations from Our Optometry Team
Our Albuquerque optometry team can help you figure out what's causing your eye allergies, or whether your allergies are actually some other disorder that needs to be treated. Standard allergy testing can reveal sensitivities to specific types of pollen or other chemicals. We will also ask you about your work environment, contact lens usage and other possible allergy triggers. Your personalized eye allergy treatment plan may include any of several remedies. Eye drops, corticosteroids, and antihistamines can ease acute allergy symptoms. Changing your contact lenses, lens cleaning product, or eye makeup hygiene can help you avoid future eye irritation. You may also benefit from outdoor eye protection to keep pollen, dust, or pollutants out of your eyes. We can even offer tips on how to minimize your eyes' exposure to dust and dander around the house.
Get the Soothing Relief You're Looking for in Arvada
Eye allergies are no small matter, so take the necessary steps to get them under control once and for all. Call our Arvada, CO, optometry clinic today at (303) 578-2982 to schedule an eye evaluation. We can help!