Learn more about eye allergies.
As a result of allergies, one may experience red, itchy, and/or watery eyes.
Although eye allergies can cause discomfort in the eye, they usually do not result in any loss of vision. However, persistent allergies can be very uncomfortable. That being said, eye allergies may significantly affect one’s quality of life. In addition, eye allergies may also cause conjunctivitis or infections. When in doubt, visit an eye doctor. An eye specialist will be able to determine the potential causes of eye allergies and suggest possible treatment options.
Eye allergies are caused by allergens, substances that trigger an allergic reaction in those predisposed to it.
For instance, possible allergens include:
– Dust, Dust Mites
– Animal Fur
Most importantly, clear home areas of any potential allergens such as dust or animal fur. As much as possible, try to avoid going to dusty or dirty places. Eventually, most allergies subside with time given removal of allergens.
Remove or Dispose of Contact Lenses
Furthermore, contact lenses may accumulate allergens over time. Consequently, do not use lenses for more than the instructed usage period. Also, if you feel that your contact lenses are causing discomfort in your eye, clean or dispose of them immediately. With regards to allergies, visit a doctor if you are experiencing prolonged discomfort.
Moreover, unlicensed contact lens may contain potential eye allergens. Hence, always check to see if you lenses are on the list of HSA-approved contact lenses on the Singapore Medical Device Register.
Apply Eye Drops
In addition, antihistamines, decongestants, anti-inflammatory drugs and steroids can help to alleviate allergies. Furthermore, an eye doctor will be able to determine the appropriate prescription medication for your eye problem.