Spring may be allergy season, but some can experience allergy eyes all year round. The itch, irritation, and redness of allergies can be tough to deal with. Thankfully, simple treatments like eye drops do exist and can provide you with welcome relief. Here at Paragon Eye Associates, we can evaluate your eyes and provide a prescription if needed. Schedule in Mansfield or Arlington, Texas.
What Causes Allergy Eyes?
There is a big difference between allergy eyes and an eye infection. An infection typically involves pain, sensitivity, and mucus-like drainage. Allergies are typically characterized by irritation, itch, and redness. These symptoms arise as a reaction to certain triggers called allergens. These include:
- Pet dander
- Dust and mold
- Cigarette smoke
- Diesel exhaust
How Can Allergies Be Treated?
Antihistamine eye drops can be an effective option for treating allergy eyes. These drops can reduce the itching, redness, and swelling, providing quick relief that can last for hours. Other treatments, like mast cell stabilizer eye drops, can also be effective. These drops prevent the release of histamine and other substances that cause allergy symptoms. We can discuss these and other options during your eye exam at one of our offices.
What Do Eye Drops Include?
Eye drops that block histamine can contain ketotifen, pheniramine, or olopatadine. Hypromellose is another common eye drop ingredient that lubricates dry and irritated eyes. Naphazoline is also a common ingredient and serves as a decongestant. Drops can include other ingredients that we can discuss during your visit.
Treatments for Allergy Eyes in Arlington and Mansfield, Texas
If you struggle with eye allergies, we can help you find relief. At Paragon Eye Associates, we provide prescriptions for eye drops formulated to address eye allergy symptoms. You can also get in touch by filling out the form below. Alternatively, you can reach us over the phone by dialing (817) 277-6433 for our Arlington office or (817) 477-0223 for our Mansfield office.