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Eye Allergies

Our Eye Doctor Can Help You If You Are Suffering From Eye Allergies

Eye allergies are a reaction your body has to allergens you come in contact with. Just like nasal congestion or coughing, you can experience eye allergies when you come in contact with something that triggers your allergies. Blue Ridge Vision can help you identify and manage your eye allergy symptoms when you experience an eye allergy.

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Common Symptoms of Eye Allergies

If you experience eye allergies, your eyes can become red, itchy, watery and your eyelids can become swollen. It can be very hard to stop rubbing your eyes when you are experiencing eye allergy symptoms. Your vision may become temporarily blurry, and you can experience an eye infection from excessive rubbing. Eye allergies often occur when you are already struggling with an allergic reaction that affects your nasal congestion as well.

Why Eye Allergies Develop

Eye allergies develop because your body is sensitive to an allergen you have come in contact with. Even if you've never had an eye allergy before, it isn't strange for one to occur. Your body changes, and sometimes you become more susceptible to allergies. An allergy is your body overreacting to the allergen, signaling you that there is a problem. There's no specific reason why you develop allergies, and you will need to create strategies that help you manage symptoms and avoid the allergens in the first place. 

Triggers Of Eye Allergies

There are a variety of common triggers for people who experience eye allergies. Seasonal allergies are those that occur because there are particular pollens in the air, grass, mold and other outdoor allergies. Many people have problems with seasonal allergies, and the best way to reduce symptoms is to avoid the allergens in the first place. For those with perennial allergies, symptoms occur throughout the year. People with perennial allergies can have an allergy to mold, mildew, pet dander, dust mites, certain cosmetics, chemicals, smoke, and other irritants. You may need to do some investigating to figure out what triggered your eye allergies. Once you identify the problem, you will want to avoid the allergen as much as possible.

See Your Greer Optometrist Today

If you are suffering from eye allergies, our Greer optometrist is ready to help. Contact Blue Ridge Vision today at 864-877-3031 and set up an appointment to get an eye exam. Our eye doctor will talk to you about solutions to your eye allergies and identify any problems that may exist.

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