Allergy-Related Dry Eye Issues

Our optometrist at Brinegar Eye Care in Bloomington, IN, can help determine if you have eye allergies. Allergy-related dry eye is uncomfortable and can lead to vision problems. Dry eye occurs when your eyes aren't making enough tears to stay wet. Our optometrist can help you plan for the best eye care. 

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Do I need to see an Eye Doctor for Dry Eye?

Everyone should have routine eye care to ensure their eyes are healthy. A routine eye exam will look for general problems; glaucoma is best treated early. Advise your eye doctor if you are experiencing any problems or discomfort. Even a mild symptom might be a sign of something more serious.

Dry Eye Symptoms

Our optometrist needs to know your symptoms to help figure out the cause. After you make an appointment, write down any symptoms, so your eye doctor can help you with the best treatment plan. Here are the most common symptoms of dry eye caused by eye allergies:

    • Itchiness
    • Redness
    • Burning sensation
    • Watery discharge
    • Red rings around the eyes

What Causes Dry Eye?

If you are having an allergic reaction, the most common causes of dry eye include:

    • Pet dander
    • Pollen
    • Dust mites
    • Mold
    • Perfume
    • Environmental toxins

Allergies can change and develop over time, and it's advised to be careful around the factors above if you haven’t been tested.

Treatments for Dry Eye

If you have been diagnosed with allergies, you can follow your doctor's treatment for daily allergies. In addition, over-the-counter eye drops may help red, itchy, uncomfortable eyes. Our optometrist may recommend medication to relieve your symptoms by making more tears.

If you wear contact lenses, your eye doctor can help you find eye drops that are the safest and most effective for you. Remember to practice good habits, like avoiding smoke and taking a break from your phone or computer screen.

Call our Office Today

By managing your allergies and seeking appropriate treatment, you can effectively control allergy-related dry eye symptoms and improve the comfort and health of your eyes. Remember to consult with an eye care professional for a comprehensive evaluation and personalized recommendation based on your specific situation.

At Brinegar Eye Care in Bloomington, IN, we want to help you ensure your eyes stay healthy. Call us at (812) 339-7995 to help you with the best comfort and eye health possible.

Brinegar Eye Care, LLC


4001 E 3rd St Ste 8,
Bloomington, IN 47401


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