Are your eyes red, watery, and itchy? Do you have difficulty wearing your contact lenses? If you answered yes, then you may have eye allergies. The most frequent triggers of eye allergies are pollen, pet hair, pet dander and dust. Smoke and perfumes are eye irritants and can exacerbate allergies but are not triggers of allergies. If you have eye allergies , the most effective treatment is prevention. Avoid what triggers your symptoms. Unfortunately, prevention is not always possible when the trigger is airborne like pollen. During your eye exam, Dr. Schneider will assess your eyes for allergies, accurately diagnose your condition and prescribe a proper course of action. Topical eye drops, nasal sprays and oral medications are all therapies for eye allergies that you may need.