Eye Allergies

Eye allergies can cause redness, swelling, and make tasks like reading or driving difficult. At Chapel Hill Ophthalmology in Chapel Hill, NC, we provide eye exams to learn more about your eye health and treatment to reduce your discomfort. Before visiting us, learn about some symptoms of eye allergies below: 

Eye Allergies

Symptoms of Eye Allergies

If you have eye allergies, you may experience various symptoms. Some of these symptoms include:

•             Red eyes

•             Itching or burning

•             Excessive eye watering

•             Swollen eyelids

•             Feeling as if there is something in your eyes, such as dust or debris

Treatment for Eye Allergies

There are some at-home remedies that you can try to reduce your eye allergy symptoms. You can use saline drops to eliminate the allergens. If you wear contacts or if you have sensitive eyes, speak with our eye doctors about the saline drops that may be best for you. We can also prescribe special eye drops if necessary. Along with that, our ophthalmologists may recommend other medications that can offer relief. If your allergies interfere with your normal life, you may need allergy shots.

How to Prevent Eye Allergies

Since eye allergies can prevent you from completing certain tasks, there are some preventative measures you can consider. Some tips our eye doctors recommend for preventing eye allergies include:

•             Don't touch or rub your eyes, especially if you have not thoroughly cleaned your hands

•             Wash your hands frequently, which can prevent germs from spreading

•             Wash your bedclothes in hot water and detergent at least once a week

•             Protect your eyes when you're outside with sunglasses and hats that have a brim

•             Keep the windows your home closed during allergy season

Contact us for an Appointment Today

If you have eye allergies that are interfering with your daily life, let our team at Chapel Hill Ophthalmology in Chapel Hill, NC, help. After an evaluation, we can create a personalized treatment plan that will ease your symptoms and improve your overall health. To learn more about our treatments or to schedule your appointment, contact us at (919) 942-8701 today. When you’re seeking an ophthalmologist near me, we look forward to assisting you!


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