Your eyes are one of the most sensitive and vulnerable organs you have. Ocular allergies, or allergies of the eye, are no different than allergies that affect your sinuses, nose or lungs.
Eye allergies happen when airborne allergens and other particles land directly on the surface of your eye causing irritation and redness. Then, your body overreacts to the substance and floods the eyes with tears and mucus.
Symptoms of eye allergies:
- Swelling and puffiness of the eyelids
- “Foreign body sensation”
- Burning sensation
- Watery eyes
Location of allergy symptoms depends somewhat on where the allergen has come into contact with your body.