More than 50 million Americans endure seasonal allergies, with allergic reactions involving the eyes being a common complaint.
A trip to the local drugstore is often the first stop when allergy season is in full swing. Unfortunately, many over-the-counter medications can make eye related symptoms worse by reducing tear quantity and quality.
Many factors go into finding the right treatment for eye-related allergies – the most important being a consultation with your eye care professional. During your appointment, describe your symptoms so your eye care professional can recommend or prescribe a medication that may provide safe and effective relief.
Allergy sufferers can help themselves by:
Contact lens wearers should: