CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., June 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Summer allergy triggers can be uncomfortable and disruptive for Tennessee allergy sufferers, causing them look to for relief from their itchy eyes, reports H.M. Calvert MD and Associates. Those hypersensitive to seasonal allergy triggers present symptoms that can not only be uncomfortable, but may temporarily impair vision. Optometrists at H.M. Calvert MD and Associates Eyecare Center, with locations in Clarksville and Franklin, can offer suggestions to reduce allergen exposure, including strategies for the home, and prescribe alternatives to help manage and decrease eye allergy symptoms. Other advice includes changing of eyewear when an individual is experiencing peak sensitivity.
Those living in Tennessee who have seasonal allergies can expect problems on and off all summer. Eye allergies happen when environmental allergens cause a heightened histamine response. Eye allergy symptoms can include redness, itching, tearing and swelling. Optometrists can diagnose and treat eye allergies that cause allergy symptoms.
There are a number of ways individuals can reduce their eye allergy symptoms. Eye care professionals at H.M. Calvert MD and Associates suggest the removal of contact lenses, use of eye drops and cold compresses for relief. Some respond well to topical ophthalmic anti-allergy preparations, including prescription and OTC solutions. Reduce exposure to allergens in the home by frequently changing filters in the A/C, washing linens and closing windows during peak periods of environmental allergens.
“Those suffering from summer allergies can talk to one of our local optometrists to learn how to reduce allergy symptoms and make the season easier on themselves,” said Dr. Harold Calvert. “Our experienced optometrists can educate patients on how to change their habits to decrease the frequency and severity of allergy flare-ups. Our staff can also offer prescription solutions to help those with more severe symptoms. Our staff wants all eye allergy sufferers to feel better this summer.”
Dr. Harold Calvert, MD, is a board certified ophthalmologist at H.M. Calvert MD and Associates, which serves residents of Clarksville, Franklin and Hopkinsville. Their family eye care centers offer compassionate care and cutting-edge treatments for a variety of vision and eye health needs. Services include vision exams, contact lenses and eyewear, LASIK, cataract surgery and emergency surgical care. Patients can find a measure of relief from uncomfortable eye allergy symptoms at their two optometry clinics in Clarksville and Franklin, TN. Additionally, they have ophthalmology and surgical centers in Clarksville, TN and Hopkinsville, KY.
Call (877) 532-2388 to schedule an appointment or to learn more about summer eye allergy relief. More information about their full range of eye care services can be found by visiting their website at http://www.icanseetn.com/.
H.M. Calvert MD and Associates, (877) 532-2388
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