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Itchy, scratchy, watery eyes?

Kurt Mechkaroff - Thursday, September 15, 2016
Itchy, scratchy, watery eyes?

It's hay fever season again!  Constant watery, itchy, red eyes can really make you feel terrible.  Pollen from the environment stimulates the eye to release histamine which causes the allergic reaction.  Traditional antihistamine eye drops from the pharmacist will relieve the symptoms but unfortunately wear off over time.  Optometrists have a range of newer generation over the counter and prescribed medication that can more effectively treat your condition. The medications stop the symptoms but also prevent the eye from releasing more histamine.  If you think you are suffering from allergies, make an appointment to see one of our optometrists.  All our optometrists are licensed to prescribed prescription eye medication.