Now that the beautiful spring weather has arrived, that means allergy season is in full force. Itchy eyes, runny nose, sore throat, and endless sneezing are just a few of the ailments we experience. Georgia Eye Physicians & Surgeons, P.C., is dedicated to providing you providing you exceptional eye care and we are here to solutions to any of the affects allergies have on your vision.
According to the Atlanta Allergy and Asthma Clinic, in 2012, Atlanta set a record pollen count of 9,369, which was more than 35 percent higher than the previous record of 6,013 set in April of ’99. So Dr. William Segal has compiled some tips that will help you through another heavy allergy season.
Common contributors behind eye allergies come from airborne substances such as dust mites, pollen, mold, smoke, perfumes, and more. It is important to take proper precautions in order to avoid and of these elements such as staying indoors or ridding your home of any of them to minimize any reactions you may have.
It is important to have a thorough medical eye exam because there are other causes for general eye irritation. There are multiple prescription and non-prescription options that can be discussed with Dr. Segal or Dr. Lay. Some will help your itchy and red eyes while others will get to the root of the problem.
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact us today to make an appointment. Be sure to follow Georgia Eye Physicians and Surgeons on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for more tips for healthy eyes.