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Treating Eye Allergies

Do your eyes itch and water every spring when the flowers bloom? Or perhaps your eyes are red and puffy year round, and you aren’t quite sure why. In many cases, allergic conjunctivitis, also known as eye allergies, are to blame. At the office of Optical Outlets we’ll evaluate your symptoms and perform a comprehensive examination to accurately diagnose eye allergies and recommend an effective course of care. Our experienced team of eye care professionals will guide you ways to reduce exposure to allergens, and recommend eye drops or medications to help manage your symptoms, if indicated.

Eye allergies, like all allergic reactions, occurs when the immune system overreacts to the presence of a common environmental substance, thereby releasing histamine and other chemicals into the bloodstream. Season allergic conjunctivitis is the most common type of eye allergy, and is caused by outdoor allergens like pollen, weeds and grass. If you have a seasonal eye allergy, it a good idea whenever possible to avoid situations that trigger your symptoms, like walking by a freshly mowed lawn. Also, it can help to wear glasses or sunglasses that protect your eyes from coming into contact with allergens. If your eye allergies occur year round, you may have perennial allergic conjunctivitis, which is typically caused by household allergens that are present daily, such as pet dander, dust, mold and smoke. Because eye allergies often exhibit symptoms that are similar to other eye conditions, our eye doctor will perform a comprehensive examination to rule out other causes. As part of your exam, we may also examine your eye with a specialized scope that checks for the presence of certain cells indicative that are indicative of an allergic reaction. Treating eye allergies depends on the type of allergy and its severity. In many cases, prescription eye drops and medications can alleviate your symptoms. In some causes immunotherapy shots may be recommended to manage allergic reactions.

At the office of Optical Outlets, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.

2391 South Highway 27
Clermont, Florida 34711
(352) 988-2459

Mitigate the Symptoms of Eye Allergies

If your eyes are red, itchy, watery or swollen, schedule an appointment with the office of Optical Outlets for an eye examination. In many cases, these symptoms may be indicative of allergies, also referred to as allergic conjunctivitis. As part of your diagnostic workup, we’ll review your history and evaluate your eyes to determine if allergies are the cause of your discomfort, or if another condition is responsible for your symptoms. You can rest assured that your eye health is in the best of hands, our state-of-the-art office provides a complete menu of eyecare services designed to address the needs of every member of your family.

As our windows to the world, our eyes are vulnerable to irritation from a variety of environmental substances. Eye allergens are often caused by airborne substances, both indoors and outdoors. Seasonal allergic conjunctivitis is a common cause of outdoor eye allergies. This condition may be caused by airborne allergens from grass, trees, weeds and mold spots. A year round eye allergy, also called perennial allergic conjunctivitis, might also be due to indoor irritants such as pet dander, perfume, smoke and dust. Moreover, food allergies can also irritate the eyes. Of course, avoiding the substances that may trigger an allergic reaction is the first step in care; this can mean staying inside and keeping windows shut when the pollen count is high, and reducing the presence of mold inside your home. Prescription eye drops and medications can also help mitigate the symptoms of eye allergies. If needed, allergy shots may also be recommended to provide relief and improve your quality of life. Whatever the case may be, we’ll provide you with the guidance and care needed to alleviate your symptoms and restore visual comfort.

At the office of Optical Outlets, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.

2391 South Highway 27
Clermont, Florida 34711
(352) 988-2459