When you have ocular allergies, symptoms can include: itching, tearing, discharge, burning, photophobia, red eye, and decreased vision. Often, contact lens wear can worsen the condition, so a change in contact lens material or to daily disposables, is recommended. Cold compresses, artificial tears, and steroid eye drops are also recommended.
Viruses, bacteria, irritating substances (shampoo, dirt, smoke, pool chlorine), sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), or allergens (substances that cause allergies) can all cause PINK EYE. If it’s caused by allergies, then it’s not contagious. It is important to find out whether your pink eye is caused by allergies or infection, because each condition has different treatments.Continue reading “When Allergies Cause Pink Eye”