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Care for eye allergies

Eye allergies, or allergic conjunctivitis, can make your eyes red, itchy, burning and watery, and cause your eyelids to swell. Most people with allergic conjunctivitis have it in both eyes. Symptoms of eye allergies can appear soon after the eyes come in contact with a particular allergen. Allergens can include, pollen, pet dander, dust mites, mold and cigarette smoke.

People with eye allergies can protect themselves by wearing glasses or sunglasses outdoors, keeping their windows closed during active pollen seasons and washing their hands after touching pets and other animals. Some use over-the-counter artificial tears, decongestant eye drops and oral antihistamines, while others see allergists for prescription eye drops, oral antihistamines and decongestants. If you have eye allergies, you should try to avoid those allergens and irritants that cause your discomfort and symptoms.

Trust eye doctor Eddie Alan Smith, OD, at Smith Eye Care for comprehensive for optometry and convenience. Call us at 405.372.7337 or use our Request an Appointment form to schedule your consultation. Our location is in downtown Stillwater near Boone Pickens Stadium. Our service area includes Perry, Stillwater, Cushing, Perkins, Morrison and Oklahoma City.