If the changing season has caused your eyes to water and itch, you’re not alone. Fall allergies affect more than 35 million Americans, and the numbers are especially high here on the East Coast. Discover how you can find relief from fall allergies with the following eye care tips.
Allergies can flare up for a variety of different reasons, so it’s important to recognize the times that you’re most affected. If your eyes are watering when you’re outdoors, you could be experiencing an allergy to pollen. If your eyes are uncomfortable when you’re indoors, you could be reacting to dust, animal dandruff, and even mold. Track your allergic reactions to determine the cause of your specific discomfort.
If you find that your allergy trigger is the outdoors, consider using protective eyewear during the fall season. Wearing glasses can help limit the amount of pollen exposure your eyes experience while you spend time outdoors. Wearing a hat can also reduce the amount of pollen that falls in your eyes.
Talk to your eye doctor about using an over-the-counter or prescription eye drop to relieve your eye discomfort. He or she can inform you of the best brand to use for your eyes and the season. Eye drops are the best way to receive quick relief from common seasonal allergy problems such as burning or itching.
If your problem persists throughout the season, it’s time to schedule an eye exam. Your symptoms could be a sign of a more serious eye issue, and only an eye doctor can give you the information you need.
Here at the Catonsville Eye Group, providing the best patient care is our #1 priority. The professionalism of our doctors coupled with our capable and caring staff, state of the art technology, and extensive frame and lens options are what have made Catonsville Eye Group the first choice for families in our community. We strive to provide the best possible professional care at fair and reasonable prices to our patients in the most courteous way possible!
If you would like to schedule an appointment, order contact lenses, or ask questions about our services at Catonsville Eye Group, please call our office at (410) 747-1221 or email us by clicking this link. We will respond to your request within 24 hours.
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