Category Archives: Ocular Allergies

What You Don’t Know About Your Eyelash Extensions

  Women have been enhancing their eyelashes for centuries. But a common new enhancement, eyelash extensions, may not be as safe as you think. “Eyelash extensions—single synthetic fibers glued one by one to natural eyelashes—are usually fixed in place by formaldehyde-based adhesives or other biologic glues. The adhesives can cause allergic reactions, as can the […]

Spring Time Allergies

  Springtime is right around the corner, and the pollen in the air might put you at risk for ocular allergies and discomfort. In people with allergies, pollen causes the blood vessels in the eye to swell. The body responds by creating histamine, which then causes the eyes to tear, sometimes uncontrollably. Known as allergic […]

Tips to Fight Winter Dry Eye

Winter is here. The holiday spirit is in the air – as is that winter chill, and most importantly your dry eyes are acting up again. They’re itching, burning, tearing, and just overall uncomfortable. Follow these tips to help fight that winter dry eye: Humidify The indoor heating during the winter months can cause severe […]

How to Know if You Have Ocular Allergies

Ocular allergies occur when your eyes are exposed to some type of allergen. Allergies can be seasonal or be caused by dust mites, pet hair or many other possible allergens. Although they do not cause long term harm to the eyes, it is best to get the checked so your doctor can suggest treatments and […]

How Pollen Affects Your Eyes

When spring comes, people often think of trees budding, grass growing and flowers blossoming. For those who suffer from pollen allergies, spring means red, swollen, and itchy eyes and avoiding the outdoors at any cost. Although pollen affects the eyes negatively, there are solutions that can make being outdoors enjoyable again. What Does Pollen Do […]

How Are Eye-Related Allergies Treated?

Ocular allergies (allergies affecting the eyes) can be aggravating and sometimes painful. Those with itchy, red, watery, swollen eyes that also experience chronic congestion and a runny nose should be tested for allergies. In order to properly diagnose ocular allergies, an ophthalmologist uses a “scratch test” method, which is a non-invasive in-office procedure where tiny […]

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