Eye allergies are troublesome and eyes feel itchy, painful and sometimes, eyes even become watery.
Allergic conjunctivitis is the most common eye disease prevalent across the world.
Some simple steps can help people suffering from recurrent allergic conjunctivitis episodes.
Identify the Cause
Dust and dander, pollen, mold, dust mites, polluted smoke, change in the weather or season incense sticks smoke etc. are the most common allergens. Different people react to different eye irritants and hence it is sometimes difficult to detect the problem. If one keeps a tab on their surroundings, they will atleast get some impression of the possible offending reason for the episode. This awareness can help to avoid such specific places or things in future. A lot of times it is not possible to identify the offending allergens! In that case it is best to avoid hot, dusty places and stay indoors in cool clean places more often.
Take Away Those Contact Lenses
Sure, you might be cleaning your contact lenses regularly; however, use of it for prolonged hours makes your eyes more susceptible to eye allergies. Further, if you feel dryness, irritation, redness, itching sensation, watery or mucus discharge, you should see an eye doctor. Meanwhile, you should stop wearing contact lenses especially if you are experiencing the symptoms of eye allergy.
Every eye doctor knows that identifying the cause and preventing the reoccurrence of the eye allergy is the primary goal of the treatment. However, this is easier said than done.
The chief step in treating the eye allergy is taking and following the prescription as advised by your eye specialist. Also, frequent cold compresses can be a good home remedy to provide relief from symptoms of eye allergy.
One of the simple and best ways to stay away from eye allergies is to clean up your house, your surroundings and your veranda. Ensure your pets have periodic brushing and cleaning as well.