Eye allergy and seasonal allergy
Just as you can get nasal allergies, you can get eye allergies that leave your eye red, itchy and teary. Limiting your exposure to the source of your allergy — whether it's pollen, pets or mold — can help relieve symptoms. If you can't remove the source entirely, there are ways to reduce its effect with eye allergy treatments.
If pollen bothers you:
- Don't use a window fan, which can draw pollen into your house.
- Wear sunglasses when you go outside.
If dust is the problem:
- Use allergen-reducing covers for your bed.
- Use artificial tears, which temporarily wash allergens from your eyes.
- Use over-the-counter anti-allergy eye drops to lessen the symptoms.