Eye allergies produce different symptoms–from tearing to itching and redness–but they’re all bothersome and can seriously affect your quality of life. In today’s post, an optometrist from our team shares a few tips you can try at home to help you relieve your allergies until you’re able to get help from a professional.
Use Eye Drops
Eye allergies are often caused by stuff getting to your eyes. That being said, one of the first things that you should do is to apply eye drops to your irritated eyes. Eye drops will help soothe discomfort and rinse away the particles causing the allergic reaction.
Ditch the Contacts
What’s worse than an eye allergy? An eye allergy while wearing contact lenses. Many eye allergies are caused by particles that get stuck between your eye and your contact lens. If you’re suffering from eye allergies, we can refit you into daily disposable contact lenses or switch to eyeglasses until your symptoms improve.
Take Anti-Allergy Medicine
Anti-allergy medications taken orally can provide quick relief in case of an allergy attack. There are several types of medication for this job (antihistamines, steroids, mast cell stabilizers, etc.). Consult an eye specialist for advice on which medication to take.
Schedule an Appointment ASAP
Of course, there is only so much you can do on your own to deal with the allergies. Regardless of how severe the last allergy attack was, it’s always better to make sure you tell an eye doctor about your symptoms.
Avoid eye allergies with help from our team. Six One Six Vision Center is the leading eye care center in Eagle and Meridian, ID. You can call us at (208)-514-1858 and check our other contact details to plan for an appointment.