Allergies

Simply Eyes -  - Optometrist

Simply Eyes

Optometrists located in Colleyville, TX

Allergies are well-known for making you feel just awful. While all the sneezing, wheezing, and runny nose symptoms are bad enough, the eye problems like itchiness and redness may be even worse. At Simply Eyes in Colleyville, the dedicated eye care team can help with any allergies related to your eyes, so book your appointment online or by phone today.

Allergies Q & A

What are the symptoms of eye allergies?

Some of the most common symptoms of eye allergies can be:

  • Red or bloodshot eyes
  • Itchy eyes
  • Watery eyes
  • Burning eyes
  • Clear eye discharge
  • Increased sensitivity to bright light
  • Puffy or swollen eyelids

Eye allergy symptoms often emerge along with other common allergy symptoms like a runny nose and sneezing, but sometimes they appear alone. If these symptoms are chronic and cause significant discomfort, such as making it impossible to wear contact lenses comfortably, it is time to see your Simply Eyes eye care team for eye allergy treatment.

What causes eye allergies?

A number of different things can trigger eye allergies, with some of the most common including:

  • Pollen
  • Dust mites
  • Animal dander
  • Makeup, especially eye products like mascara
  • Cigarette smoke
  • Air pollution

Eye allergies are generally caused by something in your environment, whether it is indoors or outdoors.

If you suffer from eye allergy symptoms, start keeping track of when your symptoms appear and when they seem to intensify. Make note of whether you are indoors or outdoors, and what the potential environmental factors could be so your eye doctor at Simply Eyes can help you narrow down the cause.

How are eye allergies treated?

Eye allergy treatment at Simply Eyes is personalized for your needs. Your eye doctor can help you make lifestyle changes to minimize your exposure to allergens. This may include changes like more frequent hand-washing, vacuuming more often, and using hypoallergenic products in your home.

If required, your eye doctor may prescribe medications such as antihistamine, anti-inflammatory, or corticosteroid eye drops. These prescription medications are usually more effective than anything you can buy over the counter because they are specially formulated to control your reaction to the allergens.

In some cases, you may need oral antihistamines to control your eye allergy symptoms. Your eye doctor can recommend a non-drowsy antihistamine option if an oral medication is needed to control your eye allergies.

If you have severe eye allergies, your Simply Eyes doctor may recommend immunotherapy, which consists of regular allergy shots that help you build up a resistance to the substances causing the allergies.

Need eye allergy relief now? Book your appointment by calling Simply Eyes or requesting an appointment on the website.