Eye Allergies: 6 Tips for relief from itchy watering eyes

Eye allergies – red, itchy, watery eyes that are bothered by the same irritants that cause sneezing and a runny nose among seasonal allergy sufferers – are very common.

If you think you have eye allergies, here are a few things you should know – including helpful tips on how to get relief from your red, itchy, watery eyes.


  1. Get an early start. See your eye doctor before allergy symptoms start this year to learn how to reduce your sensitivity to allergens.
  2. Try to avoid what’s causing your eye allergies, whenever possible.
  3. Don’t rub your eyes if they itch! This will release more histamine and make your eye allergy symptoms worse.
  4. Use plenty of artificial tears to wash airborne allergens from your eyes. Ask your eye doctor for the best brands.
  5. Cut down your contact lens wear or switch to daily disposable lenses to reduce the build-up of allergens on your lenses.
  6. Consider purchasing an air purifier for your home, and purchase an allergen-trapping filter for your furnace.