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Eye Allergies

Eye Care for Allergies at Optique

Has summer sprung some nasty surprises for your eyesight? Do you struggle with eye irritation and vision problems whenever you're in a particular environment? You might be one of the many Americans forced to contend with some form of eye allergy. You don't have to spend your days suffering from this problem anymore, thanks to our eye doctors at Optique in Dallas. We can help you relieve your eye allergies with several optometry treatments.

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The Symptoms and Causes of Eye Allergies

Eye allergies are like any other kind of allergy, in the sense that it's an exaggerated immune system response to normally harmless particles. Your immune system is primed to protect you against dangerous elements by producing large amounts of antibodies and histamines whenever it detects an invader. In the case of eye allergies, these "invaders" are benign substances. Common ones are:

  • Airborne particles such as dust, dander, and pollen
  • Contact lens cleaning solutions
  • Environment surroundings like grass, weeds, and trees
  • Makeup and perfumes

With eye allergies, you may find yourself confounded by a number of symptoms, which can resemble non-allergic eye diseases and disorders. The standard reactions of allergies involve having redness or pinkness of the sclera (the white of the eye), along with watery eyes, light sensitivity, eyelid swelling, itchy or burning eyes, and blurred vision.

Diagnosis and Treatment from Our Eye Care Experts in Dallas

An eye exam is a quick and easy way to detect sensitivity to many common eye allergens. Our optometry professionals at Optique can examine your eyes and review your symptoms to see whether you have an eye allergy or a similar condition that requires different forms of eye care. If you're allergic to a specific environmental allergen, we recommend that you avoid the allergen as much as you possibly can to prevent the symptoms from arising. If it is not possible, we can prescribe several optometry treatments to control the allergy symptoms, such as artificial tear drops, decongestants, antihistamines medication, or corticosteroids.

Are You Suffering from Eye Allergies? Visit Our Optometry Center in Dallas Today for Treatment

Don't let your eye allergy symptoms hold you down and prevent you from doing the things you love. We can help. Call Optique in Dallas, TX, today at 214-252-1800 to schedule an appointment with one of our eye care professionals.