More than 100 million people in the United States suffer from allergies. Airborne allergens and other particles can land directly on the surface of the eye, causing major discomfort. Allergies are usually seasonal in late spring or fall, when pollen count is high.
Ocular allergies can cause symptoms of irritation, redness, eye dryness, itching, inflammation, and watering.
Having allergy symptoms can interfere with certain daily activities such as computer work, driving, and can make wearing contact lenses very uncomfortable.
At Thomas Eye Center, our doctors can help treat your ocular allergies with eye drops and relieve your symptoms.