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  • Eye Allergies and Itchy Eyes

  • Eye Allergies

    Eye allergies are the response sensitive eyes have when they come in contact with an irritant or foreign allergen. Allergies can affect both children and adults.

    What causes eye allergies?

  • Common allergic substances include pollens, as well as dust mites and animal hair. Seasonal allergies, known as hayfever, are the most causes of eye allergies and affect from 8 to 10 percent of people. Common causes of seasonal allergies include grass and tree pollens. When the allergen comes in contact with the eye, the body automatically produces a substance called histamine, which results in allergic symptoms.

    Common symptoms include:

    • Red eyes
    • Watery eyes
    • Sore eyes
    • Itchy eyes
    • Gritty eyes
    • Sandy eyes

    Children in particular will often rub their eyes or blink repeatedly to relive the itch symptoms. These allergy symptoms can present in one or both eyes, although it is common for environmental allergens such as pollens and dust mites to affect both eyes.

    How can we help?

    At Eastlakes Eye Care our optometrists can prescribe the best drops to use to clear symptoms, and explain the best ways to prevent the allergic response from 'kicking in'. Our Optometrist Nicole suffers from severe dust mite allergies and has gone through every available option to treat her eye allergies. She has the personal experience to help you best cope with allergy symptoms!






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    We are conveniently located near Eastlakes, Rosebery, Mascot, Botany, Daceyville, Kingsford, Hillsdale, Pagewood, Eastgardens, Alexandria, Green Square, Kensington, Matraville. We only are 5 minutes from Sydney Airport, in Sydney's South Eastern Suburbs.