All allergies can be traced back to your immune system. Your body has determined that there is a threat to your health. And whether that threat is real or perceived, the effects are undoubtedly going to be noticed by you. At Omni Eye and Vision, we can offer you much needed relief when your eyes are the target.
Let’s start with the good news: eye allergies are unlikely to pose any significant hazard to your eyes or your vision in the long run. That isn’t much comfort, though, when you’re suffering with the symptoms of them, such as burning and watery eyes, red or itchy eyes, swollen eyelids, and quite possibly nasal symptoms, as well. Our Kaien Island eye doctor will conduct a complete examination, and recommend medication that will lead to your symptoms subsiding. That’s fantastic for addressing the effects, but what about locating and eliminating the triggers? For that, you may need to see an allergist, but our Kaien Island eye doctor can certainly provide you with some valuable tips in terms of lifestyle adjustments. Bedding is one of the most common reasons for allergies. One good idea is to make certain that you wash your sheets, pillow cases, blankets, and other bed dressings in hot water that is at least 130 degrees. It may also help to replace your mattress, especially if you’ve had it for a long time. Mattresses harbor allergens. There are now ones that are resistant to allergens. Keep your windows closed on high pollen count days. And no matter how tempting, don’t rub your eyes. You’ll only make a bad situation worse.
Why not reach out to our office right now and let us set up an appointment for you to come in for an eye examination, evaluation, and treatment by our Kaien Island eye doctor? Don’t let eye allergies make you feel miserable for one moment longer than you have to.