What are Eye Allergies?
Around 50 million people in the U.S. suffer from seasonal allergies (often called hay fever) and endure bothersome, unpleasant symptoms. Sneezing, sniffling, and runny noses are well-known allergy indicators, but so are inflamed, teary, irritated, puffy eyes. When allergic reactions affect your eyes, it is called allergic conjunctivitis, often referred to as ocular or eye allergies. Eye allergies are extremely common and will impact most individuals with hay fever sometime or another. The irritation caused by eye allergies can present as mild to extreme; however, they almost always have easy treatments. At our practice in Boca Raton, FL, our team is experienced with many different eye allergy treatments. Get in touch with our team at Clewner & Kelly Eye Center to set up your consultation.
How are eye allergies treated?
Though eye allergies are mostly harmless, their symptoms can mimic other more serious conditions. Our team will need to do a comprehensive eye examination to exclude any other eye conditions before diagnosing you with allergies. Depending on your history, we may recommend visiting an allergy specialist to ascertain the particular triggers that could be causing your symptoms. The most effective way to dodge eye allergies is to limit your exposure to your allergens, though this may not always be easy or doable. Individuals who wear contact lenses can often reduce their symptoms by switching to daily contacts, as airborne allergens will potentially build up on extended-wear lenses. For patients who have been disappointed with nonprescription eye drops, our team could prescribe eye drops or identify your condition as an infection and not allergies.
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Receive Eye Allergy Relief
For most patients, eye allergies are uncomfortable and disruptive, but fortunately, there are many helpful options for treatment. Our team treats Boca Raton, FL patients on a case-by-case basis to be sure that they receive the optimal solution for their particular needs. Get in touch with us at Clewner & Kelly Eye Center if you are experiencing symptoms of eye allergies.