Allergies and Your Eyes: What Can You Do to Find Relief?

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.

What are Allergies?

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:

  • dust
  • pollen
  • pet dander
  • grass
  • mold 

This immune response is considered an allergy because your body is fighting off an outside source that would usually be ignored.

What are the Symptoms?

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:

  • Sneezing

  • Watery Eyes

  • Runny Nose

  • Itchy Eyes

  • Headaches

  • Red Eyes

  • Congestion

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. 

Treating Allergy Symptoms

Thankfully, there are lots of treatments out there for keeping your allergies at bay.  You can start by contacting Jarvis Vision Center to make sure that your itchy, watery eyes are not a sign of Chronic Dry Eye Syndrome.  Then, find relief for your eyes with over-the-counter drops like Pataday.  This new drop has been widely successful in providing relief for eyes with allergy symptoms.
There are other treatments, too, like the Tea Tree Oil facial scrub, available at Jarvis Vision Center, and EZ Tears vitamins by EyePromise.  
Talk to your doctor about further treatments and solutions for fighting off your allergy symptoms and get relief today!

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. 

 

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