All allergic reactions, whether they target your skin, your nose, your digestive system, or your eyes, are the result of your body detecting a threat to your health. Here at Shigio Optometric Group, when those threats cause you to suffer with burning or watery eyes, itching, and swollen eyelids, among other symptoms, you can count on us for specialized care and the relief you need.
While the misery and frustration of eye allergies are no fun, they aren't particularly dangerous. Their effects are temporary. Our Pleasant Hills optometry
will conduct a thorough examination and evaluation, after which the applicable treatment will be recommended. The best option depends on various factors, such as how severe your allergic reaction is, and if you've had good or bad luck with certain medication in the past. Over-the-counter drugs are fine for mild to moderate situations, but if yours is severe then you might require a stronger one. Our Pleasant Hills optometry
can prescribe one for you. If you make certain lifestyle and environmental adjustments, you'll not only reduce the severity of your current allergies, but make future ones less likely. If pollen counts are high, keep your windows closed and go outside only when necessary. Use air-conditioning if it's too warm to stay inside with the windows shut. Sheets, pillow cases, and other bedding materials are allergen traps. Wash them in warm water of at least 130 degrees. Or maybe get new allergen resistant bedding. And if your mattress is more than a few years old, it's a good idea to replace it.
Our Pleasant Hills optometry
is always here to help when you need us. Don't let eye allergies cause you difficulties without doing something about it. Simply reach out to our office and we will schedule a prompt appointment for you to come in.
Walnut Creek Eye Doctor
325 N. Wiget Lane, STE 120
Walnut Creek, California 94598
By Shigio Optometric Group
October 9, 2018