Eye Allergies

Spring and summer bring warm and sunny weather, green trees, and fields of flowers.  But for allergy sufferers, these natural wonders aren’t “easy on the eyes.”  For many, tree pollen, grass pollen, weed pollen, and other allergens can bring months of misery with itchy, irritated eyes.

Red, irritated, itchy, puffy, swollen eyes from eye allergies or allergic conjunctivitis

Eye allergies cause red, itchy, swollen eyes.

The medical term for eye allergies is allergic conjunctivitis.  Common symptoms include:

  • Red eyes
  • Itchy eyes
  • Puffy or swollen eyes
  • Crusty eyes or eyelashes (especially after waking up)
  • Swollen eyelids
  • Excessive tearing

If you suffer from eye allergies, there are several things you can do.  Check out this post:

How to Prevent or Treat Eye Allergy Symptoms

And consider making an appointment with Sudbury Eye Care.  There are several eye specific treatments (such as local antihistamines and steroid eye drops) that, for many, can provide significant relief from eye allergy symptoms.  During our exam, we can evaluate whether one of these treatments could be right for you.

To schedule an eye allergy evaluation, please call us at 978-443-3021 book a medical eye exam at the time that is most convenient for you.