Eye irritation can come in a variety of forms and from a variety of causes. If you symptoms such as red eyes, grittiness, itchiness, pain or light sensitivity and live in the San Angelo, TX area, visit the eye doctors at Lamm David Eye Care.
What Causes Eye Irritation?
There can be many factors that cause your eye irritation. Allergies are a common irritant to the eyes. It could be the pollen in the air, the fresh grass, or even a new pet causing your eyes to become watery, itchy, red, and swollen. There are other irritants such as smoke, chlorine, and the air around an indoor pool that can bother your eyes. You may have gotten dust, sand, or dirt in your eye. Contact lenses can irritate your eyes, especially if you wear them too long and do not care for them properly. If your eyes are already irritated, you should not wear contacts. Foreign bodies can damage the cornea and cause painful abrasions or scars. It is important to remove foreign objects promptly.
Eye Irritation Solutions
Dry Eye is also a common issue in West Texas that can cause eye irritation. It is important to have a proper evaluation to determine the cause. The good news is there are some easy solutions for many eye irritations. If you have eye allergies, over the counter allergy medication may help. You can use a cold compress or rinse your eyes with warm water to soothe them. You can try over the counter artificial tears to help reduce the irritation. If you feel that you have an object in your eye, or if you experience pain, light sensitivity, or blurred vision, or something more serious is causing the irritation, you should visit your eye doctor immediately. Also, try to avoid touching your eyes.
Visit Lamm David Eye Care in San Angelo, TX
We know that your vision is one of the most precious things you have. Our team is dedicated to helping each one of our patients take the best possible care of their eyes. We perform a comprehensive examination to study your eye and create a treatment plan to reduce and eliminate your eye irritation. We will make sure that you understand everything that is going to happen and we will walk you through the process step by step. Call us today at (325) 653-0118 to schedule an appointment.