Up to 50 million or 20% of Americans suffer from allergies, with eye allergies being a chief complaint.
Read more about the symptoms and causes of eye allergies below, or call (913) 345-2020 today to schedule an appointment with an allergy eye care specialist at Overland Park Eye Center.
What Are Eye Allergies?
Ocular or eye allergies can often affect the conjunctiva, a clear membrane overlying the eyes. This clear layer of skin is the same type of skin that lines the inside surface of the nose. Because these two areas are similar, the same allergens can trigger the same allergic response in both the eyes and the nasal cavity. This is why sneezes and runny noses often accompany eye allergies.
What Are Symptoms of Eye Allergies?
Not sure if you are experiencing eye allergies? Some of the symptoms can be itching, redness, eyelid swelling, and watery eyes. Nasal congestion occurs in some sufferers as well. Although these symptoms create serious discomfort for many, there are ways to treat eye allergies.
Treatment for Eye Allergies
Treatment for traditional allergies often includes oral therapy; however, that does little to treat the symptoms of eye allergies. There are many new drop options, like Pataday®, designed to alleviate eye allergy-induced symptoms. If you are unsure about which solution is best for your needs, our friendly and knowledgeable professionals can help identify what will address your eye allergies.
Don’t Let Your Eye Allergies Persist! Take care of them today!
Are you suffering from eye allergies? Call an allergy eye care specialist at (913) 345-2020 to schedule a consultation.
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