How Seasonal Allergies can be Helped by our Optometrist in Clarksville and Elkton
Seasonal allergies affect more than 50 million people each season. If symptoms persist and there is no relief from over the counter treatments, it is important to obtain an accurate diagnosis and proper treatment and to learn how seasonal allergies can be helped by an optometrist in Clarksville and Elkton. At Sites Vision Clinic your top optometrists in Clarksville and Elkton can determine if your symptoms are from seasonal allergies or from an eye infection.
Eye Symptoms of Seasonal Allergies
Oftentimes an eye infection can mimic the symptoms of seasonal allergies. Typical ocular (eye) symptoms of seasonal allergies include: redness of the eyes, swelling around the eyes, photophobia (sensitivity of the eyes to light), itching of the eyes and tearing. Other common symptoms include crusty eyelashes upon awakening, dry scratchy eyes and a foreign body sensation when blinking.
Treatments for Eye Symptoms of Seasonal Allergies
Our optometrist in Clarksville and Elkton can prescribe medications to treat allergic eye conditions. If we determine that your eye symptoms are from seasonal allergies, we can prescribe strong eye medications to help treat the bothersome symptoms. These stronger medications are available by prescription only and include antihistamine eye drops such as olopatadine and azelastine, steroid eye drops, and mast cell stabilizer eye drops such as Cromolyn sodium or Nedocromil.
The symptoms of a seasonal allergic eye reaction can be easily confused with that of a cold or eye infection. At Sites Vision Clinic, Doctors Brian and Paula Murray, optometrists in Clarksville and Elkton, provide the very best in diagnosis and treatment of your seasonal allergic eye condition. As the pre-eminent optometrists in Clarksville and Elkton serving our patients since 1950, we provide a full service of eye health exams, contact lenses and glasses, sports vision exams and sunglasses. We also provide outdoors eyewear, pre-op exams and post-surgical exams after cataract and LASIK surgery.
Contact Us Today
Sites Vision Clinic in Clarksville is located at 621 N. Riverside Drive Clarksville, TN 37040. Call us today for an appointment at 931-647-5237. Our clinic in Elkton is at 81 Public Square East Elkton, KY 42220. For an appointment call us today at 270-265-9036.