Managing your health is important; this includes recognizing and understanding specific requirements and/or treatments relative to your needs. In general, everyone should visit their doctor – and possibly a specialist or specialists, depending on individual needs – for routine examinations and checkups throughout the year. If you have any particular conditions or prerequisites that require you to see specialists, it is imperative that you adhere to scheduled appointments. One of the more common ailments that may require a specialist is allergies. Allergies can affect various aspects of your body. Here in Las Vegas, our local eye doctors Shannon Chandler, O.D. and Lesa Davis, O.D. can provide treatment for eye allergies, as well as comprehensive eye care to treat other ocular concerns.
While eye allergies are fairly common, they can vary in type, in symptoms, and in the kind of prescription medication; some medicines are more effective for some patients. People may not necessarily take seasonal – also known as atmospheric – allergies as seriously as they should, and may opt to take over-the-counter allergy medications, or ignore their symptoms altogether. Eye-related allergies can be particularly troublesome, however, especially since they can put your eyes at risk for other conditions such as infections or even eye-related injuries. Some of the more common symptoms associated with eye allergies include redness, irritation, itchiness, pain, discomfort, and sometimes even discharge. What can be troublesome about the symptoms is that they often mimic symptoms that occur in eye infections; for this reason, it is important that you visit your doctor regularly, and that you pay attention to the severity and consistency of your symptoms on a day-to-day basis. With the help of our eye doctors Shannon Chandler, O.D. and Lesa Davis, O.D., you can control the symptoms related to your eye allergies, or eliminate them completely. However, this often can depend on the type of symptoms themselves, the severity of your symptoms, and what medications work for you.
If you suffer from ocular allergies on a regular basis, whether it is due to the environment or because of a particular season, obtaining professional care can help more than you know. With the right medications, you can control your eye-related symptoms or even eliminate them completely. If you would like to learn more about treating eye allergies and other related symptoms and conditions, please call us here at the optometry office of Shannon Chandler, O.D. and Lesa Davis, O.D. today.