Allergic conjunctivitis is the medical term for eye allergy. Symptoms include watery, dry, itchy, red eyes and sensitivity to light. Discomfort when wearing contact lenses, difficulty driving at night because of blurred vision, heavy eyelids and the inability to cry are also symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis. Home remedies might not be the solution, so consult your pharmacist for safe and effective eye drops.
Dr Morris is the Principal Allergist at the Cape Town and Johannesburg Allergy Clinics with postgraduate diplomas in Allergology, Dermatology, Paediatrics and Family Medicine dealing with both adult and childhood allergies.
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