Allergies are a common problem for many people during the warmer months. Whether it's tree pollen, grass, dust, or pet dander and hair, these irritants can cause a number of issues with your eyes. If you're looking for relief from itchy, watery eyes so that you can live your best life, then Jarvis Vision Center can help.
Your immune system is incredible at fighting off threats; it helps to keep you healthy during flu season and fights off infections from cuts and scrapes. Sometimes, though, it misidentifies threats and creates antibodies to defend you from things that wouldn't cause you harm. Common allergens include:
This immune response is considered an allergy because your body is fighting off an outside source that would usually be ignored.
Symptoms of allergies can vary depending on the severity of your allergy and the presence of the allergen. For example, if you love to garden, but you're allergic to pollen, then your body will create antibodies to fight the pollen in the outside air. You may experience:
All of these symptoms are your body's way of trying to protect you and keep the "threat" from getting into your system.
In severe cases, you may even develop hives or a rash from specific allergens. However, most allergies are not that strong and can be treated with over-the-counter medicians and drops.
Another common allergy is pet hair and dander. If you notice that you are experiencing allergy symptoms after getting home from work, then your furry friend may be the cause of your allergies.
You don't have to give up the things you love just because of your allergies. Get lasting relief for your eyes today! Contact us at Jarvis Vision Center for more information about dry eye treatments and allergy relief.