Common Causes of Eye Allergies

Common Causes and Treatments of Eye Allergies: When to Seek Professional Care 

Understanding Eye Allergies: Unmasking the Triggers and Solutions 

  1. Common Causes of Eye Allergies:
    • Pollen and Grass: Seasonal allergies often result from exposure to pollen and grass. 
    • Pet Dander: Allergic reactions can be triggered by pet dander, especially in households with animals. 
    • Dust Mites: Indoor allergens like dust mites contribute to eye irritation. 
    • Mold Spores: Mold spores, present in damp environments, may lead to allergic symptoms. 
    • Smoke and Pollution: Environmental factors such as smoke and pollution can exacerbate eye allergies. 
  1. Symptoms of Eye Allergies:
    • Itching: Persistent itching in the eyes is a common symptom. 
    • Redness: Allergies often cause redness and irritation. 
    • Watery Eyes: Excessive tearing is another hallmark of eye allergies. 
    • Swelling: Swelling around the eyes may occur due to an allergic response. 
  1. Treatment Options for Eye Allergies:
    • Artificial Tears: Lubricating eye drops can alleviate dryness and soothe irritation. 
    • Antihistamine Eye Drops: Over-the-counter antihistamine eye drops can reduce itching and redness. 
    • Cold Compresses: Applying cold compresses can provide relief from puffiness and swelling. 
    • Avoiding Triggers: Identifying and avoiding allergens is a key preventive measure. 
  1. When to See an Eye Doctor:
    • Persistent Symptoms: If symptoms persist despite over-the-counter remedies. 
    • Severe Reactions: In cases of severe allergic reactions affecting vision. 
    • Contact Lens Wearers: Contact lens wearers experiencing discomfort should seek professional advice.  
Peachtree Ophthalmology- Eye Doctor Near Me in Norcross GA

Peachtree Ophthalmology your local eye clinic, located in Norcross near Peachtree Corners,  encourages timely attention to eye allergies for optimal comfort and visual health. Recognizing triggers, adopting preventive measures, and seeking professional care when needed ensure comprehensive eye wellness. Schedule an appointment today

How To Contact Us

Our eye clinic is ideally located close to the intersection of Holcomb Bridge Rd and Spalding Dr. Serving Norcross GA, Duluth, Sandy Springs, Roswell & Johns Creek.


4045 Wetherburn Way, Ste 1
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

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Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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