About Itchy, Water Eye Allergies
Are you bothered by itchy, watery, red eyes more and more these days? Does it seem like the “ragweed” and “pollen” allergy seasons keep getting worse and worse every year? Symptoms of eye allergies and allergic conjunctivitis are extremely common in Northwest Indiana especially during pollen and ragweed season. An allergic reaction that affects the conjunctiva, which is the clear layer of skin overlying the eyes, is referred to as Allergic Conjunctivitis.
Liquid Antigen Eye Allergy Test
We can help reduce eye allergies by identifying substances that you are most allergic to through “no needle no injection” in office skin testing that uses liquid antigens on a plastic applicator placed on your forearm with gentle pressure-and it provides results in less than 15 minutes. By more accurately determining if and to which antigens you are allergic, it gives us the ability to identify where they might be present in the environment and deal with them accordingly, along with the eye symptoms and signs of the allergy. This in office testing is covered by almost all major health insurance companies.
If you or someone you know suffers with watery, itchy red eyes during “ragweed” or “pollen’ season or experiences eye allergies and needs help, there are many very effective eye drops we can prescribe.