By Dr. Kimberly Cruise
It’s only March, but allergy season is already in full swing here in eastern Iowa. None of us are complaining about the unseasonably mild temperatures, but that doesn’t come without consequences, especially for those with seasonal allergies. For these individuals spring brings with it, redness, itching, watering and swelling of the eyelids.
Allergic conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the tissue lining the eyelids and white of the eye. The best treatment for allergic conjunctivitis is dependent upon the type and severity of the allergic inflammation.
Eye infections often imitate allergic conjunctivitis, so it’s important to have your eyes examined by an eye doctor. The optometrists at Iowa EyeCare are trained to evaluate and treat all types of conjunctivitis, including that which is caused by allergies.
Iowa EyeCare has locations in Cedar Rapids, Marion, Robins, and Hiawatha. Call us now to schedule an appointment at 319-377-2222.
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