Itchy eyes are a very common allergy symptom. Itchy, irritated eyes can be a symptom of seasonal allergies as well as pet dander, insect stings, dust and perfumes.
Often an allergen in your environment will cause your eyes to turn red, water and itch. It can be hard to know what your allergic to in your environment or outdoors.
With seasonal allergies many people just wait it out. They suffer with their allergies believing the symptoms will change as the seasons do. But you don’t have to suffer.Spring allergies such as hay fever or ragweed in the late summer often cause itchy, irritated eyes. Pollen, grasses, weeds, even trees can cause red, itchy eyes.
Other common symptoms that can accompany your eye allergies include red, irritated eyes; tearing or runny eyes; swollen eyelids; soreness or burning eyes and sensitivity to light.
Many allergens can trigger red, irritated, itchy eyes. Pollens, grasses, weeds and trees can trigger seasonal allergies – often in the spring and summer.
Dust, pet dander, and other indoor allergens can trigger year-round allergies.
Make up, perfume and other chemicals can also trigger eye allergies.
How to Get Tested
Allergists are specialists in diagnosing and treating itchy eyes and other eye allergy symptoms. And allergists are specially trained to identify the factors that trigger itchy eyes. Your allergist will review your symptoms and take a detailed medical history to identify likely causes before beginning your tests.
Allergy testing is the first step in getting allergy eye treatment. Skin testing is fast and accurate, and it is considered the gold standard for allergy testing. If you have severe eye allergies or are on certain medications, your allergist may conduct blood testing in addition to or instead of skin testing.
Your allergist will use your medical history and your test results to identify specific triggers and how to treat your allergy symptoms, and help you find relief.
Give us a call today and we can schedule an initial visit and help you find your allergy triggers.