Eye allergies occur when inflammatory reactions to environmental substances put the body on the defensive. The reaction causes conjunctive tissues in the eyes and eyelids to become swollen, itchy, and watery. Various environmental factors cause eye allergies, including grass, mold, tree pollen, dust mites, and dander.
Eye allergy testing helps our ophthalmologists determine the root cause of the allergies, so they can adequately treat them. Avery Eye Clinic's eye doctors have been offering access to eye allergy testing and treatment to patients in Woodlands, TX, Conroe, TX, and Huntsville, TX.
Symptoms of Eye Allergies
Every person experiences eye allergies differently due to various causes. However, most people suffering from eye allergies experience swollen eyelids, itchiness, redness, discomfort, pain, or a burning sensation. In addition, some people feel something stuck in their eyes, excessive watering, or sensitivity to light.
Testing for Eye Allergies
Eye allergy testing helps determine if a patient suffers from eye allergies and the possible cause. Our ophthalmologists can run various tests and identify the most effective treatment for the patient to help find pain relief and relief from other allergy symptoms.
Eye allergy tests are pain-free and relatively quick. If you think you are suffering from eye allergies, speak with our ophthalmologists to learn more about undergoing testing for allergies.
Standard tests for diagnosing eye allergies include looking at the blood vessels on the eye's surface using a microscope. Additionally, testing may include scraping the cells from under the eyelid to look closely at the present white blood cells.
Eye Allergy Treatment Options
Seeing our ophthalmologist is the best way to receive eye allergy treatment. Over-the-counter medications may provide relief, but our eye doctor can test for the cause of the allergies and provide targeted therapy.
Some allergy treatment options may include avoiding identified allergens, ointments, oral medications, over-the-counter decongestants, allergy shots, and eye drops.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Ophthalmologists
See our ophthalmologists for testing and diagnosis if you suffer from allergy symptoms and over-the-counter medications, eye drops, or ointments are not helping. Our eye doctors at Avery Eye Clinic help patients in Woodlands, TX, Conroe, TX, and Huntsville, TX, receive diagnosis and treatment for their eye allergies.
There is no need to continue to suffer from eye allergies. Instead, call our office today at (936) 539-4500 to schedule an appointment with one of our eye doctors and start your eye allergy treatment.