EyeWorks in Lumberton, NC Discusses Allergies
Allergies can have very unpleasant symptoms and greatly reduce the quality of life. Eye allergies and symptoms related to the eyes are often a factor. Your eye doctor in Lumberton & Benson in North Carolina at EyeWorks Vision Center can assist you with allergies and eye allergy relief so that you can retain the quality of life and good vision.
Some of the symptoms of spring allergies include:
- Nasal inflammation
- A runny nose
- Red eyes
- Itchy eyes
- Burning eyes
- Watery eyes
- Swollen eyelids
- Blurry vision
Eye allergies also called ocular allergies or allergic conjunctivitis, can either be a component of seasonal allergies are an independent condition. Many of the same treatments that relieve general allergies can help eye allergies as well. The symptoms of spring allergies often include issues related to the eyes.
The Causes of Allergies
The nature of allergies is an overreaction by the immune system to a perceived threat. Antibodies are created and released, and there is a histamine reaction in the eyes and membranes. This is the cause of inflammation, redness, itchiness and the release of mucus. Seasonal allergies are directly related to specific times of year when certain pollens, mold spores or other allergens are released, such as spring or autumn. Allergies can also arise in response to pet dander or environmental conditions.
Relief From Seasonal Allergies and Eye Allergies
The most effective step to take against allergies of any kind is to avoid the triggers. Since spring allergies are often caused by particulates in the air at this time, limit your exposure to these allergens. In addition:
- Cut back on outdoor activities such as hiking or walking in parks or gardens.
- Wear sunglasses or glasses instead of your contact lenses.
- Keep windows closed while driving.
- Dust and wash the linens in your home often.
- Use a dehumidifier to regulate the humidity levels in your home and reduce irritation.
- Avoid rubbing your eyes even if they are itchy.
- Flush out your eyes with a saline solution if they become irritated.
Contact EyeWorks Allergy Solutions in Lumberton, NC for Allergy Solutions!
Don’t suffer needlessly from spring allergies and eye allergies when help is available. Your eye doctor in Lumberton & Benson in North Carolina at EyeWorks Vision Center is here to offer suggestions and solutions. Call us today with questions or to set up an appointment at 910-738-6464.