Eye allergies are the most common form of eye discomfort. The dreaded itching, burning, tearing of eyes happens when an irritant or allergen gets into your eye. Thus, triggering these mast cells that are in your eye to create histamine to help fight off the irritant. The result is your redness, itching, burning tearing eyes. At University Vision Centre in El Paso, TX, we treat more than just your vision problem. We treat your overall eye care and health.
Types of Eye Allergies
Many types of allergens around us can bring about eye allergies both inside and outside. Most well-known are:
- Outside allergens like; grass, tree pollen, flower pollen
- Inside allergens like; dust, mold, pet dander
Other allergens to the eyes can include:
- Perfume scents
The most general treatment for eye allergies is to avoid the allergen that makes your eyes swell and itch. To treat the symptoms normal over the counter eye drops can work, but only providing temporary relief. For the severe, bothersome eye allergies a trip to visit your optometrist can help pinpoint the cause behind your eye irritant. It also can rule out any eye diseases or viruses that could be the cause. For those with severe cases, prescription drops may be needed like an Antihistamine eye drops with mast cell stabilizer. They help to prevent the cells from creating histamine that causes the onset of eye irritation. Corticosteroids eye drops additionally may be used in managing severe cases of eye allergies. They help in reducing the itching, redness, and swelling. For those whom all other options fail Immunotherapy shots could offer a solution. Immunotherapy is essentially an allergy shot where you receive shots of the allergen you are allergic to over a time period to help your body build immunity to it.
Come Visit Our Home of Optometry
Located in the El Paso area, we at the University Vision Centre serve all your eye care needs, from eye allergies to eye surgery we are more than just an eye doctor. We specialize in the overall health care of your eyes. If you are looking for more than just an eye doctor then come explore us at University Vision Centre where our mission is using the leading eye care technology to help keep your eyes healthy. You can schedule an appointment with us by calling 915-533-1811!