When your eye allergies are particularly bad, you may feel as if you want to rub your eyes until it all goes away, but unfortunately all that will do is increase the redness and irritation you’re probably already experiencing. There’s no doubt about it: eye allergies can make you feel positively miserable. Turn to us at Ultimate Spectacle for the expert attention necessary to deal effectively with the problem.
In addition to the above, you may find that your eyes are watery, your eyelids swollen, and even nasal symptoms may also present themselves. The source of your eye allergies might be pollen, dust, or some other source. Or it could be a combination of problems. Our optometrist in Yonkers will help. An examination here at our office has the result of determining what the best course of treatment and management may be. If your symptoms are mild, you might just want to go to your local drug store to pick up an over-the-counter allergy medication. Not all of them work the same for everyone, and side-effects can make certain ones less appealing for you, such as drowsiness. Our optometrist in Yonkers can guide you not only to the medication that is most suitable for you, but can also prescribe a stronger version if that is necessary for more moderate to severe eye allergies. In addition to treatment, it’s a good idea to make some lifestyle adjustments that will provide some relief and assist in preventing recurrences. Among them are keeping windows closed during high pollen counts, washing your sheets and other bedding in hot water that is at least 130 degrees, and evaluating both your bedding materials and mattress to see if replacing them, possibly with allergen resistant products, is a good idea.
Don’t hesitate to call us. Arrange an appointment to see our optometrist in Yonkers about your eye allergies.