Eye Allergies FAQs

At Lock Family Eye Care, we have been providing residents of West Des Moines, IA with eye allergy treatment for many years. We also treat dry eyes. If constant irritation is causing red itchy eyes, you may be suffering from eye allergies. Our optometrist will evaluate your symptoms to determine whether or not you are experiencing eye allergies and provide treatment accordingly. Following are the answers to questions our optometrist frequently receives regarding eye allergies.

Eye Allergies FAQs

What Are the Symptoms of Eye Allergies?

There are many potential causes of eye allergies. Eye allergy symptoms include itchy, swollen, and red eyes. You may feel your eyes burning, and they might water. Eye allergies also cause excessive sensitivity to light. You may even find that your eye irritation is combined with sneezing and an itchy nose. Our optometrist will determine whether or not these symptoms are caused by allergies or something else.

What is Dry Eye?

Dry eye is a condition from which many people also suffer. This happens when your eyes do not have the proper amount of lubrication. Dry eye causes inflammation and can damage the surface of the eye. Thankfully, our optometrist has many options for dry eye treatment and will determine which are best for you.

What are the Symptoms of Dry Eye?

The symptoms of dry eye are similar to those of eye allergies. You may feel burning or staining in your eyes. They may be red and sensitive to light. You may find that you have mucus around or in your eye. It may feel like you have something stuck in your eye. You might experience blurred vision, and your eyes may feel tired. You might experiment difficulty or discomfort wearing contacts. You may also find that you have increased difficulty driving at night. 

Why Choose Lock Family Eye Care?

We understand that your vision is precious to you, and we are dedicated to helping you care for your eyes in the best way possible. While the best way to resolve eye allergies and irritation is to stay away from the things that bother them, we know that is not always possible. Our optometrist at will help create a plan of medication and lifestyle adjustments to relieve your eye allergies and prevent them from returning. For more information on eye allergy treatment or to schedule an appointment with our optometrist in West Des Moines, IA, call Lock Family Eye Care today at (515) 267-1312.

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