Although most allergies are associated with coughing, sneezing, and a runny nose, allergies can also affect the eyes. Eye allergies also called ocular allergies or allergic conjunctivitis, are typically an immune response to a stimulant in the environment. They may cause temporary blurriness with no real long-term vision problems; however, as eye infections and other disorders may have similar symptoms to eye allergies, a medical professional should be contacted if problems persist. Here are the types, causes, symptoms, and treatments of eye allergies.
Types Of Eye Allergies
The two main types of eye allergies are seasonal and perennial. Seasonal allergies are more common than perennial. They occur at certain times of the year, such as in early spring and autumn, and are caused by allergens in the air, such as pollen from trees, weeds, and grass, along with mold. Perennial allergies occur all year long and are caused by triggers such as dust mites, animal or pet dander, and bedding feathers. The easiest way to determine which type of allergy is present is to pay attention to when symptoms arise.
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