It is that time of year again! Some call it springtime, others call it “allergy season”.
As we know, this past winter in New England was a mild one. Mild winters also translate to tougher spring seasons. Many factors that cause allergic reactions survived the warm winter.
At Lickteig Family EyeCare, we highly recommend preventative action to avoid symptoms of eye allergies from worsening. Catching eye allergies sooner than later will immediately impact your chances for a more comfortable spring experience.
Check out this article, courtesy of WebMD which offers some self-help and other useful information regarding eye allergies. FULL ARTICLE
Eye allergies, also called ocular allergies or allergic conjunctivitis, affect one in five Americans.
Though the symptoms they cause can be annoying - not to mention unbecoming - they pose little threat to your eyesight other than temporary blurriness. But red, itchy, burning, and puffy eyes can be caused also by infections and other conditions that do threaten vision. So, it’s smart to see your doctor if eye symptoms don’t get better with self-help strategies or over-the-counter allergy remedies.
CALL Lickteig Family Eye Care in Dedham at 781-329-0067 or in Natick at 508-653-0919 to schedule your spring eye allergy check-up.
Like all allergies, eye allergies are caused by a glitch in the body’s immune system. The trouble starts when the conjunctiva (the mucous membrane that lines the eyelids and covers the whites of the eyes) comes into contact with something that, while actually harmless, is seen as a threat.