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Seasonal Allergies

Treatment for Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal allergies affect people in different ways. Some people sneeze, others develop hives or rashes. For you, it's your eyes. Your eyes are exposed directly to allergens, making them prone to redness, watery discharge and more. Our staff at Optique Inc in Dallas, TX, wants you to know the signs of seasonal allergies and how we can relieve your symptoms.

Some common signs of seasonal allergies affecting your eyes include:

  • Red eyes
  • Swollen eyelids
  • Discharge
  • Itchy eyes

There are a few treatments that your optometrist can help you try so that you can have better vision regardless of the allergens around you.

Treatments Offered for Allergies By Your Eye Doctor

There are several treatments for dry, allergic eyes that your eye doctor can talk to you about. A few treatments include:

  • Medicated eye drops
  • Wearing glasses instead of contacts to reduce allergens getting "trapped" in the eyes
  • Oral allergy medications
  • Steroid eye drops
  • Mast cell stabilizers
  • Decongestants

There are also some things you can do at home to reduce the impact of allergies on your eyes. For example, avoiding the allergens, when possible, will reduce the number of reactions you have. Similarly, trying things like air purifiers and new HEPA filters in a home HVAC system can reduce allergens throughout the home. Trying to avoid touching the face and eyes as well as washing your face regularly will help reduce the number of allergens that come into contact with the eyes, so you feel more comfortable every season.

Get Help with Your Seasonal Allergies Today

At Optique, Inc., we want to make sure you have the healthiest vision. We are happy to help you learn more about your vision and what it takes to keep you as comfortable as possible throughout every season. Contact us today by visiting us online at or by calling our office at (214) 252-1800. We look forward to speaking with you soon.