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Posted on 05-31-2017
The spring allergy season raises concerns about your vision and eye health due to the pollen in the air. When you have concerns about allergic reactions to pollen and plants, a Bronx eye doctor in our clinic may offer a solution to help with your visual health.
The signs and symptoms of eye allergies depend on your situation. Generally, you will notice specific discomforts that may worsen during specific seasons or during times when pollen counts increase compared to other times of the year.
The signs of an allergy include:
In some cases, you may have additional symptoms related to your allergies. For example, you may sneeze or cough. Alternatively, you may notice sinus pressure that occurs at the same time as the eye allergies.
An optometrist in our clinic helps with allergies in your eyes by addressing the symptoms you experience. We may suggest allergy medications, like antihistamines, or eye drops with medication for allergies. We also provide recommendations to maintain and improve your vision when allergies interfere with your ability to see clearly.
When you wear contact lenses, a Bronx eye doctor may recommend adjustments to your corrective solutions. Since allergies can cause discomfort and itchiness, it may result in rubbing your eyes. You may also end up with a lower tolerance for your contact lenses during the allergy season. The lower tolerance for contacts may complicate your normal lifestyle and require glasses until the end of the season. Our suggestions regarding your contact lenses and corrective solutions depend on the severity of your allergic reactions as well as your specific discomfort.
Allergies impact your life by interfering with your normal activities. While the season usually lasts for a few weeks to a few months, you want to address your symptoms at an early stage to prevent damage to your eyes. To learn more about treating allergies or to set up an appointment, call our Bronx eye doctor at 718-829-2160 today! We look forward to meeting with you!
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