Eye Allergies in Seattle, WA
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What Are Eye Allergies?
Seasonal allergies are extremely common among adults and children and can cause uncomfortable symptoms. Sneezing, sniffling, and stuffy noses are some of the most well-known symptoms, along with red, teary, irritated, swollen eyes. When your allergies affect your eyes, it is called allergic conjunctivitis, often referred to as ocular or eye allergies. Ocular allergies are extremely common and will affect most patients with seasonal allergies. The symptoms caused by eye allergies can present as slight to extreme, but they almost always have simple treatments. At his practice in Seattle, WA, Dr. Scott Campbell offers the most effective eye allergy treatments to reduce your irritation. Contact us at SPEX to hear more.
How Are Eye Allergies Treated?
In most cases, there aren’t any unusual causes for ocular allergies. Your eyes are simply reacting to the same allergens that cause your other allergic reactions, like sneezing or a stuffy nose. Usually, people with ocular allergies are responding to different types of pollen, fungus, dust mites, pet dander, or other familiar airborne allergens. Often, patients can also experience eye allergies to substances, like perfumes, cigarettes, and makeup. Many allergens are often present on the hands, which is why rubbing the eyes often increases the inflammation.
The surest way to prevent eye allergies is to limit your exposure to the allergen, though this isn't usually possible. Individuals who use contacts and suffer from eye allergies can ease their discomfort by trying daily contacts, as airborne allergens can build up on longer-wear lenses. In addition, a lot of nonprescription eye drops exist that are meant to decrease inflammation and itching, but usually, they offer little to no relief. Patients who have not experienced relief with nonprescription eye drops may need prescription eye drops or they may have developed an infection rather than allergies.
SPEX Seattle Reviews
I have been seeing Dr. Cambell for over 20 years! He is professional and friendly and makes eye exams easy and fun! I would highly recommend him for any of your optometry needs!
Best eye care specialist in Seattle! I called to get my crooked eyeglasses fixed on the same day, and they were able to fit me into their schedule very easily. My glasses were not purchased at Spex, but they still fixed my glasses free of charge! The two women who helped me were the sweetest and kindest employees! I will definitely be getting my next eye exam done at Spex.
Dr. Campbell and his staff are truly top notch. Both personable and professional, I couldn't ask for a better experience.
I appreciate the quality of care I get from Dr Campbell. He is thorough, never makes me feel like the appointment is rushed, and always answers my questions. Also, he's a very interesting guy!
Been seeing Dr Scott for over 20 years...always the best.
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Relieve Your Irritated Eyes
Eye allergies are unpleasant and disruptive, but there are many viable treatment options. Dr. Scott Campbell treats Seattle, WA patients on a one-on-one basis to ensure they receive the most effective care. We invite you to visit SPEX if you are experiencing eye allergies.