Eye Allergies in Kids: Causes and Treatment
Eye allergies occur when allergens get into the eye. Common allergens include pollen, dust, and pet dander. Kids with allergies in their eyes have red, itchy and watery eyes.
To prevent eye allergies in kids, minimize their exposure to allergens.
Ways that you can reduce exposure to allergy triggers include:
Using an air filter and vacuuming frequently
During allergy season, encouraging kids to wear hats and sunglasses to protect their eyes
Washing your child's hands frequently (particularly during allergy season) and remind them not to touch their eyes.
Closing windows and minimizing time outside during pollen season
Switching your child to glasses rather than contacts to minimize irritation
Washing your child’s hair nightly to remove any allergens