Eye Allergy Treatments

As the seasons change, many people experience a host of allergy symptoms, including sneezing, congestion, and, of course, itchy eyes. Eye allergies, also known as allergic conjunctivitis, are a common issue that affects people of all ages across the country, including Bloomington, IN. These allergies are uncomfortable and can frequently disrupt your daily life. The good news is that our team at Brinegar Eye Care can help you find relief. Here's a look at some common eye allergy treatments our optometrist office commonly recommends to our patients.

Eyes Allergies

Common (and Effective) Eye Allergy Treatments

•  Antihistamine Eye Drops: Antihistamine eye drops are undoubtedly among the most common and effective treatments for itchy eyes. These drops work by reducing the histamine response in the eyes, which alleviates the itching sensation and redness someone might experience.

•  Artificial Tears: Also known as lubricating eye drops, artificial tears add extra lubrication or moisture to the eye's surface. This can significantly help reduce eye allergy symptoms related to dryness. You can purchase some artificial tears over the counter, while others require a prescription from your optometrist.

•  Allergy Medications: In cases of chronic or severe eye allergies, an optometrist may recommend oral allergy medications. These medications work similarly to antihistamine eye drops, reducing allergy symptoms like itchiness and swelling.

•  Management Strategy: During a general eye exam and consultation, your eye doctor will ask lifestyle questions to help determine the causes of certain eye symptoms related to eye allergies. In some cases, you may not want to use medication, or your eye allergies may be so significant that conventional medications won't work. In such cases and others, your optometrist might recommend a lifestyle change that minimizes exposure to allergens.

•  Warm Compresses: Applying a warm compress to your eyes can provide temporary relief from eye allergies. Warm compresses help reduce itching, swelling, and dryness by introducing added moisture and loosening any debris around the eyes causing discomfort. They also stimulate blood circulation, further reducing inflammation.

Schedule a Consultation at Brinegar Eye Care

Are you tired of suffering from burning, itchy eyes? Take this as your sign to seek effective eye allergy relief. Are you looking for an eye doctor near you? Contact Brinegar Eye Care today to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor in Bloomington and let our friendly team set you on the path to a clearer, happier visual experience.

Brinegar Eye Care, LLC


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


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