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.
What Are the Symptoms of Eye Allergies?
Besides sneezing, congestion, and a stuffy nose, most people with seasonal allergies also deal with discomfort in their eyes. The most common symptoms of eye allergies are watery, itchy, and red eyes. For many patients, the symptoms of eye allergies also occur with the eyelids, causing them to become itchy, puffy, and red, too. These issues often create an extreme need to rub or scratch the eyes, but rubbing and scratching will just make the symptoms more intense. Adults and children whose eye allergies are severe may experience burning sensations, sore eyes, and, occasionally, even sensitivity to light.
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.
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Always a good experience! Nice people, a great new office with some new technology and a doctor who’s good at what he does.
Top-notch provider - the combination of excellent "bedside manner", deep knowledge of the eye and it's foibles and ability to communicate that information in a clear, detailed, understandable manner along with great support staff in the front office is difficult to find these days and a real pleasure to experience -- every appointment
Spex is a one of kind. The staff and Dr. Campbell are amazing and I highly recommend.
I've been coming here for about 2 years and I've only ever had positive experiences. Best optometrist I've ever been to. Dr Campbell is very knowledgeable, thorough, genuine and friendly. Great bedside manner! The staff here are super friendly too and go above and beyond, like Lacey and Anna. Always helpful and kind. For frames, they have lots of stylish, high quality choices. Highly recommend!
I arrived in seattle late Friday night to realize I had left my contacts back home. My prescription is -6.50! Rushed to Spex 8:57am Saturday morning and they were extremely helpful and welcoming. Amazing selection of frames and were a lifesaver giving me a backup of contacts.
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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.