Allergies Specialist

Diamond Vision Optometry

Optometry located in Pasadena, CA

Nasal allergies are bad enough, but when allergies affect your eyes it’s particularly frustrating. Fortunately, the eye care team at Diamond Vision Optometry in Pasadena, California, has the eye allergy solutions you need. Schedule your appointment through the online booking tool now, or call the Diamond Vision Optometry office today to get help from an experienced optometrist.

Allergies Q & A

Diamond Vision Optometry

What are eye allergies?

Eye allergies are a part of seasonal allergies and usually occur alongside other allergic symptoms. During the times that you're sneezing, wheezing, and dealing with a runny nose, you may also have red and itchy eyes if you're suffering from eye allergies.

What are the symptoms of eye allergies?

The signs of eye allergies include:

  • Red or bloodshot eyes
  • Itchy eyes
  • Watery eyes
  • Crusty eyes
  • Swollen eyelids

Just as with other allergy symptoms, eye allergy symptoms usually happen at certain times of the year. Allergies are most common in the spring and summer months and are thus often classified as seasonal allergies. Around 50 million Americans, both kids and adults, suffer from seasonal allergies annually.

What triggers eye allergies?

Although most eye allergies result from seasonal triggers like pollen, there are a variety of possible causes of eye allergies, including:

  • Pet dander
  • Dust mites
  • Mold
  • Chemicals in cosmetics or skin creams
  • Other airborne allergens such as smog

Many people who suffer from allergies have trouble with more than one of the things listed above. Therefore, it's important to be proactive in dealing with your eye allergy symptoms.

What are the treatments for eye allergies?

The team at Diamond Vision Optometry customizes an eye allergy solution that works for you. This can include:

  • Lifestyle recommendations to help you avoid allergens
  • Alternating contact lenses with eyeglasses when symptoms are at their worst
  • Changing to daily disposable contacts to avoid allergen accumulation on your lenses
  • Over-the-counter eye drops for overall symptom relief
  • Antihistamine medication to dry out mucous membranes
  • Prescription nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory eye drops for swelling and inflammation
  • Prescription corticosteroid eye drops to alleviate the most severe eye allergy symptoms

You may need a blend of the above treatments to get optimal eye allergy relief. If your eye allergies happen alongside severe nasal allergies, your eye doctor at Diamond Vision Optometry and your allergy specialist can co-manage your care to ensure you get the relief you need.

Are eye allergies interfering with your life? Get the problem cleared up now. Call Diamond Vision Optometry or use online booking to schedule an appointment today.