One in five Americans has an eye allergy. This problem also is called ocular allergies or allergic conjunctivitis. Though the symptoms from the allergy may be annoying, most of the time the allergy will not affect your eyesight, except for some blurring. You should see your doctor, however, if the symptoms don’t go away with over-the-counter allergy medications. The burning, itchy or red eyes caused by the allergy also can be symptoms for other conditions that can hurt your eyesight.
The Hughes Eye Group offers in office allergy testing. The results may help you identify which environmental triggers to avoid as well as help your doctor create an appropriate treatment plan for your condition. Insurance may cover this test when medically indicated.