Eye allergies can have symptoms that range from the annoying to the debilitating. Eye allergies are quite common—up to 50% of Americans have allergies. Allergies are your body’s response to generally harmless substances. No matter what the level of your symptoms, relief is just an eye exam away. During your exam, we will look at your symptoms, attempt to determine the cause of your allergies, and prescribe treatments ranging from medications to lifestyle changes.
Symptoms of Eye Allergies
Eye allergies are commonly associated with many common symptoms, such as:
- Itching and irritation
- Soreness and burning
- Light sensitivity
Benefits of Professional Allergy Treatment
If you are suffering from eye allergies, you may be tempted to just go to your corner drug store and pick up an over-the-counter medication. However, there are many benefits to visiting an eye doctor for your eye allergies:
- Eliminate possibly serious eye conditions
- Get guidance for long-term relief
- Avoid potentially serious side-effects of over-the-counter medication
The last one is particularly important. Some over the counter medications can be dangerous when used too often without a doctor’s guidance. Even if you’re pretty sure you are suffering from eye allergies, a doctor can help you get relief without risking damage to your eyes.
To learn more about eye allergy treatment in Beverly Hills and Rancho Cucamonga, please contact Armin Vishteh, MD today for a free consultation at our offices in: Rancho Cucamonga, Burbank, Santa Monica.