Your eyes might be allergic, too
Friday, June 10, 2016
The arrival of spring in Wisconsin is often welcome, but the arrival of seasonal eye allergies is not.
Allergies can leave eyes itchy and watery, or red and irritated, or simply dry. Almost 40 percent of Americans have seasonal eye allergies, according to the American Optometric Association.
Some allergy medications can aggravate eye problems, particularly allergy-related conjunctivitis, more commonly known as pink eye. If so, prescriptions or over-the-counter eye drops may be appropriate, depending on a patient’s needs.
Seasonal eye allergies can be especially tough for those who wear contact lenses. It doesn’t take much to reduce the aggravation. Don’t wear your contacts for too long. Clean your lenses every day and soak them every night. Keep your contacts case clean, too.
To request an appointment with Dr. Buchholz, call BayCare Clinic Eye Specialists in Manitowoc at 920-684-4429 or in Two Rivers at 920-793-2725, or do so online.
Katie Buchholz, OD, is an optometrist practicing with BayCare Clinic Eye Specialists in Manitowoc.