Allergic Reactions of the Eye
During allergy season, sinuses can swell causing you to have headaches, sniffling, sneezing, runny noses. Additionally, some people can have allergies of the eyes as well. Symptoms can include red, irritated eyes, itchiness, tearing, swelling, soreness, pain, grittiness, and feeling like something is in your eyes. While traditional oral allergy medications can help with the runny nose, they often do not help with the allergy eye symptoms.
Causes of Allergies
In New Mexico, there are many different allergens that can set off an allergic reaction. In the spring, Cottonwood trees around the Rio Grande produce large amounts of pollen. Our windy season picks up dust and dander that can get trapped in and around the eye. In the work place, air conditioning units can contain dust and mold spores. In food processing areas, you may be exposed to nuts or wheat substances. Regardless of what is causing your eyes to have an allergic reaction, we can help.
Optometric Treatment of Allergies in New Mexico
City of Vision Eye Care’s doctors have a combined experience of over 75 years in eye care. Many call New Mexico their home and are passionate about assisting you with your eye care needs. If you think you are suffering from eye allergies, please give us a call or fill out the form below.
Make an Appointment with us for a Allergy Consultation
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