When your immune system senses a threat, it takes action immediately. And the result when it comes to eye allergies are one or more frustrating symptoms that can make you feel positively miserable. At Vision Arts Eyecare Center, you can count on relief from eye allergies with specialized care that you cannot get from a general practitioner.
You’re not alone when it comes to eye allergies, which affect approximately 20% of the population. At our Liberty Lake optometry, you will have an eye exam performed, which includes asking you questions about your lifestyle in order to discover any risk factors that you may not have been aware of. Depending on how bad your symptoms are, our Liberty Lake optometry may simply recommend regular strength, over-the-counter allergy medication, or a prescription-grade option. There are a variety of possible medications, and the right one can make all the difference when it comes to achieving the elimination of signs like burning and watery eyes, itching, redness, swollen eyelids, and possibly nasal symptoms, as well. In addition to drugs, we recommend that you keep your windows closed when the pollen count is expected to be high. Use air-conditioning instead. Don’t rub your eyes, no matter how tempting it is to do so. You’ll only make things worse. Bedding materials can easily cause eye allergies, so wash all of yours (sheets, pillow cases, blankets, comforters, etc.) in hot water that is at least 130 degrees. You may also want to think about replacing your existing bedding with new allergen resistant products. Also, older mattresses accumulate a lot more allergens. Consider getting a new one for a positive effect on eye allergies.
Our Liberty Lake optometry is your source for help with eye allergies. All you have to do is contact our office and we wills set up a prompt appointment for you to come in for an examination and treatment.