If your eyes are the window of your soul, they can also tell you what’s happening in your body. When you deal with nasal congestion and stuffiness, eye symptoms set in.
At Clinton Eye Associates in Clinton, CT, our patients ask similar questions. Knowing the answers to these questions can help you with your allergies.
What Are the Symptoms of Eye Allergies?
Itchy, watery eyes are signs of an allergic reaction. You might also experience redness of the whites of your eyes or eyelids. These symptoms may appear with or without other signs of allergies. Some people will also have a runny nose or sneeze.
Can Screen Time Make Allergies Worse?
Too much screen time can affect your feelings when you're already suffering from allergy symptoms. Eye allergies often cause dryness and itching, which you can experience with digital strain. Once you attend your appointment for allergies at our optometry clinic, we’ll ask about your lifestyle habits. This information will determine if one or both may cause discomfort.
When Should You Go to Our Optometry Clinic?
You can manage your symptoms independently if you have a brief bout of watery eyes when you contact a known trigger, such as perfume or smoke. However, you may need an exam and medication to help you with symptoms that often occur or get worse despite self-care methods, such as stepping away from a strong scent.
What Will Our Optometrist Do to Help?
Since other conditions can cause similar symptoms, our optometrist should start with a complete exam. During the exam, we will look for other potential issues, such as nearsightedness, that can cause blurred vision and eye-watering. Our eye doctor will also check for infections, which are more likely to happen if the eye seems goopy or has a sticky discharge rather than thin tears.
Once our optometrist identifies the problem, they can prescribe special allergy drops that stop excessive teariness, redness, and swelling. Additionally, we can help you make a few lifestyle changes, such as avoiding known triggers.
Find Relief from Your Eye Allergies
Are eye allergies making it hard to focus on your daily activities? If so, call Clinton Eye Associates in Clinton, CT, at (860) 669-2020 to schedule an appointment that relieves you. We can help with any further questions, don’t hesitate to speak with our optometrist. If you have any concerns, we will be happy to assist you.