4815 ST HWY 121, Suite 6, The Colony, TX 75056
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The Colony
(469) 968-9852
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Clear Eye Care | Contact Lens Exams & Fittings, Glaucoma Diagnosis & Management and Macular Degeneration Evaluation & Treatment

You Can Fight Off Red and Puffy Eyes!

December 29, 2022

Your eyes are delicate organs with many intricate components. Most people spend all of their waking hours with their eyes open. So it’s no wonder that these miraculous orbs that work together to bring objects into focus and send visual information to your brain can easily get red and puffy due to allergic conjunctivitis. Millions of Americans suffer from this condition. Being aware of the triggers and how to treat the symptoms can make your life a lot easier.

At the office of Clear Eye Care, our staff provides a warm and welcoming experience for each patient. When you visit our office, you can be confident that you are receiving the finest and most advanced optometric treatment. You’ll also find an extensive assortment of eyeglass frames to fit your every need. 

The symptoms can include blurry vision, excess tearing, itching, swollen eyelids, light sensitivity, a burning feeling, and redness in your inner eyelids or the whites of your eyes. 

Your eyes get flushed when they come into contact with an allergen, such as pollen or pet dander. Particular cells in your eyes, called mast cells, discharge a substance called histamine, whose mission is to fight off the allergen. Though it’s hard to resist, rubbing your eyes makes the mast cells release even more of their irritating chemicals. 

Helpful hints

When your eyes get red and puffy, remove your contact lenses, don’t wear eye makeup, rinse allergens from your eyes using preservative-free artificial tears, wash your hands often and rest cool compresses on your eyes. 

Combat tactics

If your peepers get peeved when you’re outside in the spring and summer, weed, tree and grass pollens are the major offenders. When pollen skyrockets, stay inside, close your windows and crank up the air conditioner. Wraparound sunglasses can keep pollen out of your eyes. 

Your biggest indoor enemies are dust mites, molds, and dog and cat dander; they’re aggravators all year long. 

If the tiny insects that thrive in warm, humid settings are the bane of your existence, use bedding and pillowcases that keep the icky critters out. Wash the sheets in hot water. Invest in a high-quality humidifier that will keep the moisture between 30 and 50 percent. Scrub the areas of your bathrooms, kitchen and basements where mold is most likely to form, and don’t allow your furry friends access to your bedroom.

Clear Eye Care provides a warm and welcoming experience for each patient. You can be confident that you are receiving the finest and most advanced optometric treatment. Please don’t hesitate to stop by or make an appointment.

4815 ST HWY 121
Suite 6
The Colony, TX 75056
220 S Denton Tap Rd
Suite 204
Coppell, TX 75019
200 Gerault Rd
Suite 110
Flower Mound, TX 75028