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Keeping an eye on allergies

By April 23, 2019No Comments

It’s been windy and wet around the metroplex which can stir up allergens. If your eyes are itchy or tearing more than usual, Key-Whitman Eye Center offers some solutions especially for eye allergy symptoms. Real News Communications Network Digital Correspondent Cash Payne brings you the story. #spring #allergies #keywhitman #eye #eyes #doctor

IT IS THAT TIME OF YEAR, SPRING IS UPON US…. AND THAT MEANS NEW LIFE, FLOWERS IN BLOOM, AND POLLEN SPREADING AROUND NORTH TEXAS.

Dr. Todd J. Agnew, OD: “People get a red scratchy, itchy eye, they get lid swelling, sometimes they get fluctuations in their vision, and even some tearing response.”

DR. AGNEW SAYS THESE SYMPTOMS CAN INCREASE IF YOU RUB YOUR EYES, SO TRY NOT TO IF YOU’RE FEELING IRRITATION, AND TO SEE AN EYE DOCTOR!

Dr. Todd J. Agnew, OD: “But ocular allergies are different.”

They can’t just be treated by an allergist with systemic medications, says DR. AGNEW

Dr. Todd J. Agnew, OD: “Instead of having something that you can grab over the counter that you don’t know will be effective for you or not, then you spend the money for something that may help you or may not help you. It makes more sense to come in, see somebody.”

BECAUSE IT TAKES A LICENSED PROFESSIONAL LIKE THOSE AT THE KEY-WHITMAN EYE CENTER WHO KNOW WHAT TO LOOK FOR AND HOW TO GET YOUR ISSUES RESOLVED QUICKLY.

Dr. Todd J. Agnew, OD: “We’ll go ahead and give them medicated eye drops that are antihistamine-based drops to reduce some of the itch, redness, irritation that a person have and artificial tears to provide a rinsing action for the we’ll have them use artificial tears to provide a rinsing action for people, also, to try to keep allergies from attaching to the surface of the eye.”

AND THOSE WITH CONTACTS SHOULD TAKE EXTRA CAUTION

Dr. Todd J. Agnew, OD: “Usually contact lens wearers have a higher potentiality of having more dry eye and allergy issues.”

BUT KEY-WHITMAN EYE EXPERTS SAY REGARDLESS IF YOU WEAR CONTACTS, GLASSES, OR HAVE 20/20 VISION, IT’S BETTER TO COME IN EARLY AND GET CHECKED OUT BEFORE THOSE BAD ALLERGY DAYS TALLY UP.

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