Allergic Eye Treatment

Get the allergic eye care you need to feel comfortable again.

Personalized Eye Allergy Treatment

At Nicholas Rutkowski, O.D. and Associates we develop a personalized eye allergy treatment based on your needs.

Steroid Eye Drops

This treatment resolves itchiness, redness and swelling. Our team of specialists will prescribe it as needed based on the diagnosis.

Oral Antihistamines

If you have nasal symptoms such as sneezing along with your eye symptoms, you might need oral antihistamines. We will evaluate if it is necessary to include it in your treatment.

Lifestyle changes

You can also make a few lifestyle changes to minimize your eye allergies, during your appointment our specialist will give you recommendations.

Meet Dr. Nicholas Rutkowski, O.D.

Dr. Rutkowski is the founder and lead optometrist at Nicholas Rutkowski, O.D. and Associates, He is well known for putting his patients’ needs first and for providing top quality eye care services that include eye exams, glasses, contact lenses, dry & red eye treatment. He serves at two locations in Frankfort & Bourbonnais, IL.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are allergic eye problems?

Allergic eye problems, commonly just called eye allergies, develop when your eyes react to an allergen. Although most eye allergens aren’t harmful, your immune system perceives them as dangerous.

Your eyes make histamine, a substance to fight the allergen. But histamine triggers a range of symptoms, like watery eyes, red eyes

What are the symptoms of allergic eye problems?

Eye allergies typically cause a whole host of miserable symptoms, including:

  • Red eyes
  • Teary eyes
  • Itchy eyes
  • Burning eyes
  • Light sensitivity

It’s not unusual to experience nasal allergies, complete with a runny nose, stuffy nose, and sneezing, along with eye allergies.