The watery eyes, the redness and itchiness, the swollen eyelids, and sometimes even the sneezing and runny nose, too, are all part of the misery of eye allergies. It feels as if your body is punishing you. Here at Lone Star Vision Associates, we’re dedicated to stopping the effects of eye allergies in their tracks, and returning you to a state of feeling normal. In addition, we want you to be able to avoid future incidents. We’re here to help.
As frustrating and uncomfortable as the symptoms make you feel, the good news is that the impact of them is not in any way permanent. There is no damage to your eyes, and your vision, though it may be temporarily affected, will return to its usual status once the allergies have cleared up. Come in to be examined by our New Braunfels eye specialist. Depending on the results and the severity of your symptoms, you will likely be directed to take one of several allergy medications that are known to be effective for achieving relief. For mild to moderate cases, you may only need over-the-counter options, but prescription strength is available for more severe instances. The goal of our New Braunfels eye specialist is to take your specific needs and circumstances into account so that you get the best possible outcome with the least chance of any side-effects. Also, be aware of common eye allergy triggers, which include pollen and home bedding. Stay indoors whenever possible and keep your windows closed during high pollen count days. Wash your bedding materials (sheets, blankets, pillowcases, etc.) in hot water of at least 130 degrees. And if your mattress is old, it might be a good time to consider a replacement. Allergens congregate in mattresses.
Don’t hesitate to seek out the expertise of our New Braunfels eye specialist. Contact us right away to schedule an appointment.