Red, itchy, watery eyes from allergens can cause blurry vision and disrupt your day to day activities. Good news is the same treatment for traditional allergies work on eye allergies as well.
- Red Eyes
- Itchy Eyes
- Watery Eyes
Eye allergies are caused by your immune system reacting to allergens and releasing histamines which make eyes red, itchy, and watery. Many times eye allergies can appear separately from nasal allergies due to your eye coming in contact with allergens in the air.
There are many type of allergens that your body can react to. Air pollens from grasses tree, weeds and mold. Allergies to everyday things like dust, feathers, animals, perfumes, smoke, chlorine, detergents, cosmetics and medicines can also cause eye allergies.
Avoiding allergens are the easiest way to stop eye allergies. Narrowing down where the allergens are coming from can be challenging. Avoid touching and rubbing your eyes when you do come in contact with potential allergens.
Traditional Medicines – Oral allergy medicines and over the counter allergy treatments are effective with eye allergies. If over the counter allergy medicine do not work your doctor may be able to give prescription treatments including prescription eye drops.