Eye Allergies

Curtis R Anderson, O.D. in Lawrence, KS, is the leading optometrist in the region treating eye allergies.  Also known as allergic conjunctivitis, symptoms of eye allergies include swelling, swollen upper eyelid, itchy eyes, and itchy watery eyes. Our eye doctor can perform an eye exam, discuss how to treat your swollen eyes with home remedies. We also offer products such as allergy drops, eye allergies drops, steroid eye drops, and eye drops for kids.


Symptoms of Eye Allergies or Allergic Conjunctivitis

Symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis are hard to ignore. They are often extraordinarily irritating and uncomfortable and affect children as well as adults. Eye allergy symptoms may also be accompanied by sinus symptoms like sneezing, runny nose, stuffy, itchy nose, upper respiratory effects, headaches, sore throat, and coughing. These are a few allergic conjunctivitis symptoms to monitor:

  • Swollen upper eyelid
  • Red eyes
  • Itchy eyes
  • Watery eyes
  • Burning eyes
  • Sensitivity to light

Causes of Allergic Conjunctivitis

The causes of allergic conjunctivitis are known as allergens, and they are anything that irritates the eyes enough to make them produce histamine. Our eye doctor can perform an eye exam to help you understand which irritants are affecting you. A few examples of the most common allergens include:

  • Dust
  • Smoke
  • Pet dander
  • Perfume
  • Molds
  • Foods
  • Insect bites

Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis

Our optometrist can also help you understand which seasonal irritants are triggering your eye allergies. A few examples of the most common seasonal allergens include:

  • Pollen
  • Weeds
  • Brush fires
  • Molds
  • Airborne irritants
  • Insect bites

Treatments and Home Remedies for Allergic Conjunctivitis

After a thorough eye exam, our optometrist will discuss the best treatment options for you. Curtis R Anderson, O.D offers the following medical treatments for your convenience:

  • Allergy drops
  • Steroid eye drops
  • Eye drops for kids

Schedule an Appointment with Our Optometrist in Lawrence, KS Today

If you are looking for eye allergy treatment in Lawrence, KS, contact Curtis R. Anderson, O.D. today. Dr. Anderson will evaluate your condition to determine the root cause of your eye irritation before recommending the combination of treatment options that will benefit you the most. Call us today at (785) 843-8200 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our optometrist. You can also request an appointment online.