Eye allergies are caused by a reaction of your immune system, which is put in action to address threats to your health, both those that are real and those that are only perceived. Unfortunately, you cannot simply tell your immune system to stop. You need help from a specialist, which is what you will get here at Edmonds, Husz & Pemberton Eye Center. Get prompt relief for the unpleasant effects that are caused by eye allergies.
About 1 in 5 people suffer with them, so you’re not alone. The symptoms are all too familiar: burning and watery eyes, redness and itching, swollen eyelids, and maybe even nasal symptoms on top of all that. Our optometrist in Tucson will examine you and then help you to feel better with the applicable treatment. If your symptoms are mild, you may be able to get the results you want simply by taking over-the-counter allergy medication. There are quite a few out there, so which one is most appropriate for you? That’s another area where our optometrist in Tucson can help. In addition, if your symptoms are more severe, you might need to have prescription strength drugs. Environmental and lifestyle changes can make a difference for the better, too. For example, avoid rubbing your eyes. It’s tempting, but while it may feel better momentarily, you will end up making the problem worse. At home, keep your windows closed when the pollen count is high. Washing sheets and other bedding materials in hot water that is at least 130 degrees. And you may want to replace your mattress if it is older, since they harbor allergens.
Don’t suffer with eye allergies when you can do something about it. Contact our office and let us book a prompt appointment for you to come in and be examined and treated by our optometrist in Tucson.