Primary Eyecare and Optical of Meridian Addresses Seasonal Eye Allergies

MERIDIAN, Miss., April 24, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Spring allergy season is here and allergy sufferers can turn to their local optometrists to address common eye allergies issues, reports Primary Eyecare and Optical of Meridian. Individuals often present with symptoms that can be uncomfortable and even impair vision. Optometrists can offer advice and prescribe applicable alternatives such as eye drops and anti-allergy shots to manage eye allergy symptoms. Other recommendations may include changing eyewear during periods when eye allergies flare up. A multi-pronged approach can produce significant relief for allergy sufferers, including reduction of allergens within the home.

Seasonal eye allergies occur when environmental allergens trigger a heightened histamine response. Individual responses can result in eye symptoms such as itching, tearing, redness and swelling. Red eye symptoms can range from mild to severe. Allergies that cause red eyes can be diagnosed and treated by an eye care professional. It is suggested that those experiencing eye irritation remove contact lenses. Eye drops can help provide relief from redness and cold compresses can also be of help. The American Optometric Association provides advice on managing spring eye allergies. Patients complaining of typical eye allergy symptoms may respond positively to topical ophthalmic anti-allergy preparations, including OTC and prescription solutions. Allergy testing may help better identify and address specific allergens. Those with a sensitivity to pollen can reduce exposure with addressing allergens within the home and frequently changing filters within the A/C.

“Optometrists have a number of options to help those suffering from spring eye allergies,” said Dr. Minh Duong. “As an experienced optometrist, I educate patients on ways to adapt their habits and lifestyle to reduce allergy flare-ups. In addition, we help patients understand the relationship between the immune system and allergens within their environment. Many people are unaware that small changes can reduce their discomfort to spring allergens such as pollen and mold.  In addition, adjustments to diet, lifestyle and immediate environment can help patients experience more comfort during this season. Primary Eyecare and Optical of Meridian wants to help all eye allergy sufferers feel better this spring.”

Dr. Minh Duong serves residents of Meridian and the surrounding areas. Meridian optometrists Dr. Duong and Dr. Dooley help address a range of common complaints with their host of services. Patients of Primary Eyecare and Optical of Meridian benefit from services including eye exams, eye disease care, seasonal allergies and dry eye symptoms, with additional services for eyeglasses and contacts. A range of uncomfortable eye allergy symptoms can be addressed with proper treatment. Optometrists can prescribe special eye shots, anti-allergy shots and non-sedating oral antihistamines to get spring allergy eye symptoms under control.

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CONTACT: Primary Eyecare and Optical of Meridian, (601) 485-2020