You can look to us at Brilliant Eye Care for evaluation and treatment for the effects of your eye allergies. Fortunately, they don’t pose any long term danger to your health or vision, but the unpleasantness of the symptoms can range from frustrating to nearly incapacitating.
Eye allergies are the result of your immune system lashing out at a threat to your health. About one in five people suffer from them, and the signs are burning and watery eyes, red eyes, itching, and swollen eyelids, which may or may not also be accompanied by nasal symptoms. Come in to see our eye doctor in Navasota. While over-the-counter allergy medication may be good enough to manage mild symptoms, you may need prescription strength to address more moderate or severe ones. As an expert and a specialist, our eye doctor in Navasota can suggest the type of medication that is most likely to give you the outcome you need and desire. In addition to direct treatment, there are lifestyle changes that you may want to consider. Two of the most common household causes of eye allergies are your mattress and the bedding materials that go on top of it. If your mattress is several years old, it could be a good idea to replace it. Your sheets, blankets, etc. should be washed in warm water of at least 130 degrees. On those days that are known to have high pollen counts, you should stay inside as much as possible and keep the windows tightly shut. Use air-conditioners for ventilation instead. And as tempting as it is, avoid rubbing your eyes. Doing so will only make a bad situation worse.
Contact our office right now and let us schedule you for a visit to be examined by our eye doctor in Navasota. You don’t have to be miserable with eye allergies any longer.