Seasonal eye allergies can cause significant discomfort, reducing your quality of life. In today’s post, Elite Vision Care, your provider of excellent glaucoma treatment and other eye care services, shares tips on how to beat seasonal eye allergies.
Avoid Contact With Your Trigger Allergens
Allergies occur when your eyes come in contact with your trigger allergens. When it comes to seasonal eye allergies, pollen is usually the culprit, especially during fall and spring. Try to avoid going outside when the pollen count in your area is high. If you really have to go outside, wear face mask or eyeglasses to protect your eyes.
Place Cold, Wet Towel on Your Eyes
Your eye doctor also suggests applying cold, damp cloth to your eyes. Doing so reduces the puffiness of your eyes, giving you relief. You can use sterile saline rinses to flush out allergens in your eyes.
Take Your Medication as Instructed by Your Eye Doctor
Your eye care specialist may prescribe an antihistamine medication that works to counteract the effects of allergens in your eyes. It helps reduce the allergic symptoms, including eye redness, swelling and irritation. We may also recommend taking anti-inflammatory medications that can further control the allergic symptoms.
Have Your Eyes Examined on a Regular Basis
Whether you need eye allergy or dry eye treatment, only your eye care expert knows the best way to keep your eyes healthy. So, remember to have a comprehensive eye exam regularly. Doing so not only helps manage existing eye problems, but can also prevent other ones from developing.
To learn more about seasonal eye allergies and our suggested management options, call us at (281) 205-0002 or complete our form. We serve League City and nearby TX areas.