Treatment tips for eye allergy

Have you been diagnosed with an allergy due to which your eyes react, or are you simply describing your condition as an eye allergy? In any case, it would be a good idea to visit an ophthalmologist or at least your family doctor, especially since you say the dryness causes some pain.

Dry eyes syndrome, also known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca in medical circles, is actually quite a common problem, but in most cases the condition is extremely mild. There are a variety of possible causes, ranging from medications and allergies — in which case the condition is temporary and can be addressed by switching to a different medication (only after checking with your doctor) or avoiding the allergen — to menopause and diabetes, in which case the condition is usually chronic.

If you cannot detect or sufficiently address the underlying cause for dry eyes, you can try some simple strategies to solve the problem. Applying a warm compress is usually helpful — dip a clean, soft cloth in warm water, and press this against your eyes for a couple of minutes. Do this at least twice a day, for about 10 minutes at a time. If you perform any activity that requires a lot of visual concentration, be sure to take frequent breaks, and make it a point to blink repeatedly for a few minutes during your break.

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