Our optometrist in College Station, TX provides allergy treatment, allergy management, and urban optics. Dr. Brad Hearn, our optometrist in College Station, TX offers his expertise and compassion to eye patients at Lakeside Eye Associates. Our experienced optometry team is well-versed in all aspects of allergy treatment, management, and urban optics. Patients in and around College Station, Huntersville, Davidson, Cornelius and the Lake Norman area come to Lakeside Eye Associates for expert eye care.
For many, eye allergies are an uncomfortable reality that impacts how they feel and perform. With proper management, patients can experience less discomfort and irritation as they go about their day. Many allergy management and treatment services are available to our patients at Lakeside Eye Associates.
Learn more about eye allergies, including symptom relief and management, today.
Why Do People Have Eye Allergies?
It can be difficult to determine who will develop eye allergies. However, there appears to be a stronger likelihood in children to develop eye allergies when their parents also have allergies.
Individuals can develop eye allergies at any time. People may develop seasonal allergies or may be sensitive to environmental allergens. One or more allergens may cause an allergic reaction and lead to symptoms associated with eye allergies.
Those who are experiencing eye allergies for the first time should seek the attention of an eye care professional at Lakeside Eye Associates. Once patients receive an accurate diagnosis, a treatment plan can be developed to provide symptom relief.
What Are Common Eye Allergy Symptoms?
An eye allergy can cause a person’s body to create antibodies that cause a range of symptoms. Patients experiencing eye allergies may develop itchy, watery, red eyes. In addition, some sufferers also experience nasal allergies along with eye allergies. A stuffy or a runny nose may occur alongside other symptoms.
Patients need to learn about the type of allergy they have and which allergens trigger their symptoms. Reducing exposure to allergens is one way to reduce severe flare-ups. There are other methods to treat and manage symptoms, ranging from over the counter sprays to oral antihistamines. Schedule a consultation with our optometrist to learn more about specific treatments to manage eye allergies today.
What Are Common Eye Allergy Triggers?
There are many causes of eye allergies. Common triggers for those who are prone to eye allergies include many of the irritants that lead to a runny nose, sneezing, coughing and hay fever. Allergens can include:
- Pet dander
- Cosmetics and certain preservatives
The substances above can lead to an allergic reaction and a release of histamine to combat the substance(s). The symptoms commonly suffered from those who have eye allergies are due to this histamine release. Seasonal allergies and perennial allergies are two types of eye allergies seen in patients. Our team can help determine the cause of eye allergies and create a plan to help in the management of symptoms.
Eye Allergy Management and Treatment from Your Optometrist in College Station, TX
Eye allergy management and treatment options depend upon a proper diagnosis and patient response. Allergy sufferers may start to treat some eye allergies with over the counter eye drops. If this course of treatment is insufficient, optometrists and the eye care team can recommend additional options, such as:
- Oral antihistamines
- Eye drops with antihistamine and mast stabilizer
- Immune therapy shots
For many patients, prevention is key to avoiding a flare-up of severe eye allergy symptoms. Those who take steps to improve their indoor home and work environments by reducing potential allergens may experience significant relief.
Visit Our College Station Optometrist
Vision patients in and around College Station, TX have come to rely on the caring and experienced eye care team at Lakeside Eye Associates. Services include contact lens exams, eye and vision exams, LASIK eye surgery and Hard to Fit Contacts. Contact Lakeside Eye Associates at (979) 690-0888 to schedule an initial consultation and learn more about eye allergies management and treatment.