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Eye Allergies

Eye allergies are no different than allergies that affect your sinuses, nose or lungs. Eye allergies can cause red, itchy, burning, watery eyes and swollen eyelids. The most frequent allergic triggers are: pollen, pet hair or dander, dust, and some medicines.


Eye allergies, also called ocular-allergies or allergic conjunctivitis, affect one in five Americans. Though the symptoms can be very annoying, it poses little threat to eyesight other than temporary blurriness. But red, itchy, burning, puffy eyes can also be caused by infections and other conditions that do threaten eyesight.

When ocular allergies can’t be controlled, there are several medications that may help relieve symptoms. Most of these treatments come in topical form – such as eye drops or an ointment. Eye drops can help in two ways:

  1. By physically washing away allergens
  2. By moistening the eye, which can become dry and red when irritated.

Tips for controlling allergies:

  • Try to avoid being outside when pollen count is particularly high
  • Keep doors and windows shut to keep pollen out
  • Use air filters indoors
  • Vacuum regularly
  • Try not to rub your eyes – this can make irritation worse and increase risk of infection
  • Over the counter medicines such as antihistamines, nasal sprays and eye drops can help
  • If your allergies are severe consult your physician

Contact one of our three locations around El Paso to learn more about how we can help you.

Call us at 915-261-7011 to set your appointment today.

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  • We care about your eye health as much as you do.
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  • Comprehensive Customer Care.
  • State of the art equipment and technology.
  • Most Affordable LASIK eye surgery in the area.

Whether you are seeking to have a condition diagnosed, already have a diagnosis and want to learn more about your treatment options or simply want a second opinion, you have come to the right place. When you come in for your consultation, our friendly and knowledgeable medical staff will ensure that you that get all your questions answered and are informed of all your options.

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If you or someone you know has been affected by a severe or chronic eye condition, you know just how much poor eye health can impinge on one’s quality of life. Even more minor conditions, if untreated, can profoundly interfere with one’s everyday activities.

Here are LASIK, Cornea and Cataracts Specialty Center, our doctors, are highly qualified and extensively experienced in the treatment of all eye-related conditions and diseases. When it’s your vision at stake, you can’t afford to take chances. You want the very best eye care the El Paso southwest has to offer.

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  • Very professional and caring staff.  I was very comfortable with all phases of my individual treatment and the doctor was very informative about his expectations for all tests and surgical procedures. I received first class attention by everyone at all of their locations.

    Rudy Hernandez
  • I am a patient of Dr. Guenena, and I have had a rather severe eye issue that he has treated me for over the span of several months. The level of care, compassion and professionalism exhibited by staff is exemplary, when I come in to the office I am greeted by name and with a friendly smile. When I called for my first appointment the staff member took the time to listen to my problem and placed me on hold, after conferring with the doctor she asked if I could come in within the hour, that’s customer service!

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    Wendy Spurgeon
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