Eye Allergies

An allergy is an overreaction of the immune system by normally harmless subjects called allergens. Eye allergies come in a variety of forms. The most common allergens are pollen, dust mites, pet dander, insect venom, and food. Most people will suffer from at least one allergic reaction at some point in their life. Some people may experience hives or rashes from various foods or plants, sneezing from dust or pollen, and itchy eyes from dander. Of course, triggers and symptoms are different for everyone.

Eye allergy symptoms may include:

  • Red, watery, itchy eyes
  • Running or stuffy nose
  • Sneezing
  • Sinus pressure
  • Sore throat
  • Coughing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest tightening
  • Asthma attack (in severe cases)

Allergies can disrupt your quality of life and make it impossible to do activities you usually love. Don’t suffer through the discomfort! If you are one of the 30% of adults, or if your child is one of the 40% of children, who suffer from allergies, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Scott and Staci Ecenbarger. We can talk about avoiding triggers, testing, and treatment options.  

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The doctors and staff at Ecenbarger Eye Care are excited to be seeing patients again! For your safety and peace of mind, we have instituted recommendations from the CDC to protect you from coronavirus. This includes reducing the number of people allowed in the office at the same time, disinfecting the exam rooms and common areas between each patient, and requiring masks for patients and staff. Through the duration of May, we are performing eye exams and service by appointment only. You will be required to check in from the parking lot and wait in your car until you can be ushered directly to your appointment. Reach us via our main phone line (616-532-2020) Monday-Thursday 9 AM - 4 PM and Friday 9 AM - Noon. If you need us outside of those hours, please follow the instructions on the answering machine.