Treating Eye Allergies with 20/20 Optometric of Fresno

Eye allergies are not easily recognizable, but they are treatable and manageable. Sometimes a common cold can make your eyes run, give you the sniffles and blur your vision, but so can most eye allergies. Self-treatment consisting of over the counter nasal sprays and oral aids can only relieve the symptoms temporarily, but they do nothing to clear up the problem. At 20/20 Optometric of Fresno in Fresno, CA, we give our patients a complete, comprehensive eye exam, and we address and treat numerous eye problems.

Recognizing Eye Allergies

People are often quick to seek medical help sneezing, nasal congestion and sniffling. This may be because many people are not familiar with the symptoms of eye allergies. Aside from watery eyes, you may experience eye itching, redness, burning and swollen eyelids. One common and serious eye allergy is “Pink eye” or Conjunctivitis.

Eye Allergy Causes

Eye allergies occur when your body reacts to a foreign substance or matter. The reaction can cause skin rashes, itching, swelling, eye infections and other physical symptoms. Allergies can affect your immune system, causing it to release histamine and antibodies to fight off the infection. The two types of allergies most people experience are seasonal and perennial. Seasonal allergies are triggered during the summer and spring months, when grass, ragweed, spores, and mold is present. However, perennial allergies are year-round and are influenced by medication, cosmetics, air pollution, smoke, perfumes and other airborne substances.

Optometry Treatment of Eye Allergies

Treating eye allergies can be challenging, depending on the type of allergy you have. Although prevention is the best cure, it is not always easy to do. We treat your eyes like the precious gifts they are. The most common types of eye treatments include:

  • Oral medication (antibiotics, salves, etc.)
  • Eye drops (antibiotics)
  • Allergy shots

Contact 20/20 Optometric of Fresno in Fresno, CA for More Information on Eyecare and Infection Prevention!

Learning new information about your body and how it works can be overwhelming. Nevertheless, we are here to help you gain a better insight concerning your vision, and how you can protect your eyes from potential allergies. Give 20/20 Optometric of Fresno in Fresno, CA a call at (550) 221-8900 and schedule your comprehensive eye exam today.