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Clear Link between Seasonal Allergies and Dry Eyes

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  • Written By: Addie Smith, OD

Seasonal allergies are a way of life for many in South Louisiana causing symptoms of sneezing, congestion, a runny or itchy nose, and coughing.

Allergens, like pollen, also can cause eye allergies or dry eyes. Research and surveys over the past 20 years have shown that almost 5 million Americans, 50 years and older, have moderate to severe dry eye disease.

In this edition of Tangi 96.5 FM’s “North Oaks Health Notes,” Host Johnny Chauvin and Optometrist Addie Smith of North Oaks Eye Care Clinic talk about the link between allergies and dry eyes as well as:

  • risk factors you can and cannot change
  • symptoms
  • the difference between eye allergies and eye infections
  • prevention
  • treatment.