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Ocular Allergies

The eyes often will become red and itchy if you have allergies. Allergies can be seasonal or due to contact lens solutions. They can also be year-round and due to mold, makeup, or animal dander. The causes of allergies are many and varying.

The great news is that your eye doctor has many eye drops available that can offer you relief. They will first evaluate your eyes to determine if they have “allergic conjunctivitis.” If this is the case, they will recommend various at-home therapies, as well as prescribe one of the newer, effective anti-allergy medications. They can also recommend over-the-counter medications if you prefer.

Did you know that rubbing your eyes is not good for your eyes? This can actually worsen the itching and cause more long term problems. Please avoid this and see your eye doctor for relief from these symptoms.