Eye allergies can have a number of causes. Some people suffer eye allergies due to seasonal changes, such as an increase in pollen or dander in the air. Others may have allergic reactions to things like smoke, perfumes, or even laundry detergent.
Schedule an appointment to narrow down the source of your allergies and understand why you may be battling dry and itchy eyes, red or watery eyes or other eye irritations.
Symptoms of Dry Eyes
Be aware that many patients with clinical signs of dry eyes do not feel any symptoms; this is due to the poor correlation between the signs and symptoms of dry eyes. Dry eye disease is a chronic condition that quite frequently exists for some time before any symptoms start to manifest. Common symptoms of dry eyes may include:
- Eye fatigue
- Grittiness (feeling like something is in your eye)
- Photosensitivity (feeling sensitivity to light)
- Red eyes
If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, we recommend you visit us for an assessment, particularly if you’ve never been examined for dry eyes previously. Diagnosing dry eye disease as early as possible is imperative so that you can make the appropriate lifestyle changes and enjoy symptom-free eyes for many years.