Ocular allergies are extremely common in Southern California. The hallmark symptoms are itching and watery eyes. These are often worse during the Spring and the Fall, particularly during Santa Ana wind conditions. Exposure to dust, pollen and pet dander are common allergens.
Cool compresses can be helpful, but most allergy sufferers could benefit from targeted allergy eye drops. Eye rubbing is counter-productive and can be harmful. Please call to schedule an office visit if these symptoms are intense or more than occasional.