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Itching Your Eyes Out Yet?

If you are looking for a sample of allergy eye drops, don’t bother looking in our sample cabinet at the office.  They are flying off the shelves faster than we can get them in.

A couple of factors are probably contributing to the early explosion of allergic symptoms in Omaha this year.  The first is that we didn’t have a winter.  Yeah it was great that we didn’t have to dig out of the annual snow deluge we usually get.  But that annual prolonged period of frozen torture serves a purpose.  And without it, this year we face an early flourishing of plants and a prolonged period of allergen release into the air.  Secondly (as a patient who is an environmental biologist pointed out to me) there was a big environmental disaster along eastern Nebraska last year – the flooding of the Missouri river.  That flood left a giant layer of earthly junk over the land, not to mention mold over many homes and business that won’t be rebuilt anytime soon.

So what can you do for relief when you feel like you want to itch your eyes out of your head?

There are several prescription allergy eye drops that work quite well to stem the tide of itch. The best ones are a combination of two medications and only need to be used once per day.  They are extremely safe and readily available – and because there are quite a few options we can usually find one of them that is on your prescription drug plan.  If your coverage doesn’t cover any of them – and you don’t feel like contributing to the crazy profits of drug companies – there are also a couple of decent over-the-counter options available.

Whichever way you go, just know you don’t have to suffer.  Come in a see us, and we can help you find the best anti-allergy therapy for you.

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