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Allergies are some of the most common maladies that affect eyes causing itchy, watery, and red eyes. In some cases, they can even cause swollen eyelids and blurry vision. Learn from our optometrist the causes of eye allergies and how we can help.
Your eye doctor in Burlington typically starts by advising the use of eye drops. These help to wash allergens out of the eye and reduce the irritation. If over-the-counter drops don't provide enough relief, he can prescribe a number of varieties of stronger drops.
One type of special eye drop contains antihistamines. While these can provide fast, strong relief, they shouldn't be used longer than a week. Otherwise, they can make the problem worse. A Burlington eye doctor may prescribe them at the start of a course of a different kind of drops. This will let the eyes recover well enough for the new type of drops to work.
Our eye doctor may also give you tips to lessen your level of exposure to allergens, such as closing the windows on high-pollen days or using a vacuum with a HEPA filter to control the level of pet dander in your home. He may also suggest wearing sunglasses to help keep pollen and dust out of your eyes when you're outside and a number of other suggestions may apply, as well.
If you have eye allergies that haven't responded to over-the-counter treatments, come to see our Burlington optometrist here at Chroma Optics. She will make sure that you have the treatment you need to get relief.