What are Ocular Allergies?

Ocular Allergies

Ocular allergies can make your eye feel irritated, itchy and sore. Sometimes they can make you sensitive to light and cause your eyelids to swell.

Symptoms can be mild to severe. Most can be managed fairly easily.

Ocular allergies are caused when your eye comes into contact with something that you are allergic to. Your immune system thinks that it is under attack and releases chemicals, causing an allergic reaction.

What are the symptoms of Ocular Allergies?

  • Itchy, gritty and sore eyes
  • Swollen eyelids
  • Red eyes
  • Sensitivity to light

What are the causes of Ocular Allergies?

  • Allergies (pollen, dust, mould, pet hair etc.)

How do you treat Ocular Allergies?

  • Medication
  • Eye drops