Allergies in the Coachella Valley

Allergies affect the eyes

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Allergy season can be debilitating to many people during various times of year.  Some people are symptomatic a limited time of year, whereas others suffer year round. According to Dr. David Waldman, the chief of the allergy department at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, the pollen count in the Coachella Valley this year is measuring higher than previous years.  In fact, allergists are predicting a higher concentration of pollen for a longer period of time due to the warmer temperatures.  This does not bode well for the allergy suffers in the Coachella Valley.  
People who suffer from allergies may not realize that their eyes may also be affected.  Some people may experience itching, burning, and watery eyes.  Common allergy medications (Claritan, Allegra, etc…) taken orally offer inadequate relief in treating eye symptoms.  

The good news is that there is a solution for allergies with ocular symptoms.  Let’s not forget our contact lens wearers who also suffer from allergies.  There are alternative solutions rather then discontinuing contact lens wear.  Schedule a consultation today to have your eye allergies evaluated.  Call us at 760-324-6900 today, or book online on our website @!


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