Ocular/ Eye Allergies

Of the 50 million people who suffer from allergies, about half of them have eye allergies. Though people with a history of allergic disease in their family are more susceptible, it can happen to anyone.  Ocular allergy symptoms can cause a great deal of discomfort.  Those suffering for eye allergies may experience the following:

  • Watering
  • Itching
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Redness and swelling to eyelid

It may feel like a foreign body sensation and can be painful.  The eye may become swollen and puffy.  This can be very uncomfortable and cause momentary blurry vision.  Usually both eyes are affected with allergies.

Allergic eye disease is also known as allergic conjunctivitis or ocular allergy.   An ocular eye allergy is when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance irritating the conjunctiva, the delicate membrane the covers the eye and the inside of the eyelid.  When an allergen irritates the conjunctiva it causes it to become inflamed and irritated. Sometimes eye allergies can be mistaken for an eye infection, glaucoma, keratitis or iritis. To confirm that your symptoms may be ocular allergies please see your Optometrist or Ophthalmologist.

Common causes of this condition are seasonal allergens like pollen and mold spores.  Other allergens include irritants such as dust mites and pet dander.  Most eye allergies are associated with other allergic diseases such as Hay Fever and Dermatitis.  Bad reactions to medications or perfumes can also be a factor.

Allergies can be treated with various medications.  Use the Tranquileyes XL Kit to produce a cold compress can significantly relieve symptoms.  Place the Thermoeyes Beads packs into the freezer for 1 hour. Place the Beads in the white pouches into the Tranquileyes goggle.  The Tranquileyes XL will produce a 10-15 minute cold compress.  A cold compressing will sooth the inflammation and swelling to reduce puffy eyes.  It will also reduce the itch and redness associated with ocular allergies.

Kit includes one Tranquileyes XL goggles, two sets of Thermoeyes XL Beads, one set of fabric white pouches, wash bag and Hylo Dual Lubricating Eye Drops (not shown in picture).