Allergy Symptoms

Traditional allergy symptoms can vary widely from person to person, depend upon the allergens involved and the quantity of the allergens to which you are exposed. You can experience one, two, or several traditional allergy symptoms, or no symptoms at all and still have environmental allergies.

Allergy symptoms are subjective and extremely variable. While it's wonderful if you aren't bothered by allergy symptoms which make you uncomfortable, if you have allergies (on proper, objective medical testing) there are proven health benefits to addressing the inflammation your allergies are causing in your body. This is because the inflammation caused by environmental allergies adversely affects your eyes, eyelids, and the rest of your body (even in people who are symptom free). Often, people who were previously unaware of any allergy symptoms report feeling much healthier, in ways they hadn't anticipated, after being treated for their allergies (i.e. sleeping better, having more energy, breathing better, tasting their food better).*

When you have dry eye, anything that causes additional irritation and inflammation of your eyes (i.e. environmental allergies) makes it much harder to manage and treat your dry eye.

Our goal is to optimize the health of your eyes and eyelids (and the rest of your body). We strive to identify and treat all conditions causing irritation and inflammation that can adversely affect your eyes’ long-term health, comfort and your vision (i.e. dry eye, blepharitis, meibomian gland dysfunction, glaucoma, ocular rosacea, environmental allergies, etc.).

*Some people don’t report any allergy symptoms because the way they feel is their “normal”, and yet they have allergies. You don't know what you don't know.

The most common "traditional" allergy symptoms are:

  • Itchy eyes
  • Red eyes
  • Watery eyes
  • Swollen eyes/eyelids
  • Dry eye
  • Dark circles under eye
  • Ocular Foreign body sensation
  • Ocular irritation
  • Ocular Discomfort
  • Burning eye
  • Nasal congestion
  • Post nasal drip
  • Sinus issues
  • Headaches
  • Asthma
  • Runny nose
  • Itchy nose
  • Eczema
  • Sneezing
  • Sore/scratchy throat
  • Tiredness/lethargy/loss of energy
  • Cough
  • Itchy Skin
  • Itchy ears