Seasonal Allergies And The Eyes

Seasonal allergies are a medical condition similar to other forms of allergies that occur when the body's immune system reacts to an external material in the environment during seasonal periods. Seasonal eye allergies lead to red, itchy, watery eyes. This is referred to as allergic conjunctivitis. There are many allergens that can cause these symptoms, including dust, pollen, and smoke.

Seasonal Allergies Effect On The Eyes

The general impact allergens have on the eyes include:

  • Excessive tearing

  • Eyelid swelling

  • Dryness

  • Itchy Eyes

  • Red Eyes



Treatment for allergic conjunctivitis can involve oral and/or topical anit-histamines and topical steroids. Contact lens wearers may need to move to a single-use lens during allergy seasons.

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