With spring just around the corner, that means our office is about to get real busy with allergy patients coming in. We are the leading dry eye and allergy care eye doctors in the area so there is a lot to consider when talking treatment for your seasonal allergies. We first have to talk about symptoms and differentiate between allergies versus dry eyes. Both manifest in very similar ways, but for purposes of this particular post we will be discussing allergy symptoms only.
The most common allergy symptoms:
- Nasal Congestion
- Runny Nose
- Watery Eyes
Most of the time you will experience multiple symptoms at the same time, or one symptom will have a causal effect leading you to experience sneezing fits or the desire to just lay down and let your body recover through sleep. All of these reactions from your body are telling you there is something in your immediate environment that is imbalanced. Luckily for you we have the best Optometrists near you to take care of your needs so you can experience the relief that everyone deserves.
There are different tests we do in the comprehensive eye exam to make sure that we pinpoint an exact diagnosis. We won’t bore you with the scientific name, but from this “allergy” diagnosis we can then determine if an over the counter drop or anti-histamine will suffice or if you need something stronger that requires an actual prescription for your local pharmacy. We’ve tested and prescribed thousands of drops over the years and have extensive knowledge as to which drops we think will be best for your particular case of seasonal allergies. Call the office to make an appointment with our Allergy Expert Eye Doctors at 909.861.3737