When your immune system identifies what is considers a threat to your health, it takes immediate action. The results are what we know as allergic reactions, and they can affect your skin, your nose, and your eyes. At Cheaha Eye Associates, you can look forward to relief from the discomfort and misery that befall your eyes when allergies are at their height.
The good news is that your Waldo eye allergies do not pose any danger to your long term eye health or vision, and that eventually, they will subside. The bad news is that until they do, you’re likely to experience unpleasant effects that may include red eyes, burning or watering eyes, itchy eyes, and swollen eyelids. You might also have nasal symptoms in addition to the ones that you are having in your eyes. One in five people get this type of reaction, so it’s not at all uncommon. Our eye doctor is prepared to help. Come in for any eye examination and testing. In mild cases of Waldo allergies, you may be able to achieve the type of relief you need simply with over-the-counter allergy medication. However, for more moderate to severe cases, that may not be enough. Our eye doctor will prescribe a stronger version of that medication so that you can feel better as quickly as possible. Some sensible lifestyle adjustments might also prove to be helpful. Keep windows closed when the pollen count is high. If you’re too warm that way, use an air-conditioner instead. Avoid rubbing your eyes. It may feel better initially, but you will only end up worsening the situation. Bedding materials often harbor allergens. Wash them is water of at least 130 degrees. And mattresses also accumulate allergens. If yours is old, consider replacing it. And look into obtaining allergen resistant bedding.
You don’t need to suffer with Waldo eye allergies. Contact us now to schedule an appointment.