Allergies cause irritation, itchy eyes, and other irritating symptoms. We provide eye allergy treatment at Modern Eyes Optometry in Carlsbad, CA. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about eye allergies and how our optometry team can help.

What causes eye allergies?

Allergies are your immune system's reaction to certain particles or substances. Any allergen that comes in contact with the eyes causes the release of histamine to fight off the allergy. The reaction causes the uncomfortable symptoms associated with allergies. Different allergens include mold, pet dander, pollen, smoke, and mold.

What are the symptoms of eye allergies?

There are a lot of different symptoms of eye allergies. Some of them include swollen, red, and watery eyes. Also, it's common to have a burning sensation and have a sensitivity to light when suffering from eye allergies. Sneezing and coughing are also common, but an eye doctor from our team will identify if allergies cause these symptoms.

What is dry eye?

Dry eye occurs when your eyes are not producing enough tears or producing poor-quality tears. This condition can cause inflammation and a feeling of grittiness. Dry eyes can be uncomfortable and inhibit your daily function. Eye strain and headaches can also result from constant dry eye.

What treatment options are available for allergies?

There are several ways to combat eye allergies. They include:

  • Artificial tears to wash away allergens in the eyes. They help relieve symptoms as well
  • Antihistamines to relieve itchy eyes
  • Decongestants help to reduce the redness of the eyes

Contact Modern Eyes Optometry in Carlsbad for Professional Eye Care

At Modern Eyes Optometry, we understand how allergies can affect your day-to-day life. Luckily, many treatment options are available, and allergies are a common condition that we successfully treat at our clinic. Contact our office to learn more about eye allergies and how our optometry team can help.

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