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Tis the season for itchy, watery eyes…Here’s what to do for seasonal allergies and your eyes!

By admin | Jun 14, 2016

It’s allergy season!   Many of our patients come to us during this time of year with complaints of vision changes, itchy, dry or watery eyes and eye redness.  Allergies can be caused by a number of things, but around this time with all the beautiful weather we’ve been having, the main culprit is pollen from grass, trees, and weeds.

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Symptoms include itchy, watery eyes, eye burning, redness, blurry vision, and dryness.  These symptoms can make it difficult to enjoy the beautiful weather. Here at Retina Consultants of Boston, we are available to help you treat these symptoms, and make sure they do not get worse, or are attributable to something other than allergies.

We recommend visiting us before allergy season starts- usually early April is best in New England, since it will still be fairly cold and trees and grass have not started budding or releasing pollen yet. You can work with our physicians to find the best preemptive treatment course.  Alternatively, the second you start to experience symptoms, we encourage all our patients to call and make an appointment so we can work with you to alleviate your discomfort and do an eye exam- even if you have tried self-help or over the counter medications!

At Retina Consultants of Boston, our patients’ eye health is of prime importance to us. If you ever experience discomfort or changes in vision, reach out to us. We are here to help.

In the interest of maintaining further transparency and providing a wide breadth of information to our patients and providers, this blog will serve as an educational and informative resource on interesting happenings within Retina Consultants of Boston and in the greater field of Ophthalmology.

Here at Retina Consultants of Boston, Dr. John J. Weiter and Dr. Namrata Nandakumar are on the forefront of diagnostic techniques, treatment and micro-surgical techniques for macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments, macular holes, and a number of other issues affecting the vitreous and retina. Check back here frequently for news and updates on our practice and all things retina!