The eyes are the windows to the soul because they reflect our state of mind.
This certainly can't be true if our eyes are red, watery, and itchy from an allergic reaction.
Severe allergic eye symptoms can be very distressing and are a common reason for visits to the allergist or ophthalmologist. Occasionally, severe eye allergies cause serious damage that can threaten eyesight.
Eye allergies usually are associated with other allergic conditions, particularly hay fever (allergic rhinitis) and atopic eczema (dermatitis).
The causes of eye allergies are similar to those of allergic asthma and hay fever. Medications and cosmetics can play a significant role in causing eye allergies. Eye irritants and other eye conditions are often confused with eye allergy.