With East Tennessee’s allergies kicking back into gear this spring, many people are wondering how to tell the difference between two of the most common eye related issues—ocular allergies and dry eye. If your eyes are red, itchy, burning, or gritty-feeling, it’s important to get to the root cause.
While some symptoms of dry eye and allergies are similar, there are clear distinctions between how to treat the two eye conditions. And actually, you can suffer from both ocular allergies and dry eye simultaneously. Let’s take a closer look at both conditions: (more…)