Allergies affect as many as 50 million Americans, with itchy, irritated eyes being a common complaint. Our eyes are constantly being exposed to airborne allergens such as dust, animal dander, pollen and mold. This can lead to common problems with eye allergies.
Contact Dermatitis is an allergic reaction of the eyes and eyelids that occurs from direct contact with an allergen. Common culprits include; fragrances and dyes in detergents, make-up, moisturizers, and preservatives in eye drops.
Allergic Conjunctivitis occurs when an allergic reaction affects the clear layer of tissue that covers the eye, called the conjunctiva. Symptoms can include itching, burning, redness, watering, eyelid swelling or mucus discharge and will typically develop rapidly after being exposed to an allergen.