Itchy, swollen eyes are an extremely common complaint bringing many patients into our office. Typically symptoms are seasonal and can include itching, burning, stinging, red, or swollen eyes. Allergic conjunctivitis can also cause dry eyes.
Treatment of allergic conjunctivitis includes over-the-counter allergy eye drops or prescription drops, depending on the severity of symptoms. In some cases, our physicians may have to write a prescription for a mild steroid drop in order to relieve your symptoms. If you wear contact lenses, we may recommend switching to daily disposable contact lenses. These lenses provide you with a brand new pair of contact lenses daily and eliminate allergens adhering to your lenses and causing this condition.