Eye Allergies

Eye allergies can cause itching or swelling and significantly affect your quality of life. At New Century Ophthalmology in Oxford and Raleigh, NC, we provide eye exams to learn more about your condition and treatments to alleviate any uncomfortable symptoms. Before you visit us, continue reading to learn more about eye allergies!

Eye Allergies

Understanding Eye Allergies

Eye allergies, also referred to as allergic conjunctivitis, occur when the eyes react to allergens like pollen, dust, mold spores, or pet dander. When individuals are exposed to these allergens, the body will release histamines, which can result in blurry vision or watering. It’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible if you’re experiencing eye allergies, as delaying care can lead to inflammation or infections.


The symptoms of eye allergies will vary from person to person. However, some common symptoms include the following:

•             Redness

•             Itching or burning sensation

•             Tearing

•             Swelling

•             Grittiness

•             Sensitivity to light

•             Eye discharge

Treatment for Eye Allergies

When you visit us, we will perform an eye exam and speak with you about your symptoms. Afterward, our eye doctors will develop a customized treatment plan to help you feel your best. In mild cases, we may recommend to use over-the-counter eye drops. You can also utilize a cold compress for relief and switch to eyeglasses temporarily if your contacts are causing discomfort. If your eye allergies are severe, we can prescribe eye drops or provide allergy shots. It’s also important to wash your hands frequently and avoid triggers like smoke and pollen.

Contact us for an Appointment Today

If you are seeking eye allergy treatment, our team at New Century Ophthalmology in Oxford and Raleigh, NC, is happy to help. To learn more about our treatments or to schedule your appointment, contact our Oxford office at (919) 693-6661 or our Raleigh location at (919) 861-4494 today. You can also browse our website to find out about the services we offer or visit us in person. When you need an ophthalmologist near me, we look forward to assisting you!

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