Spring Allergies Can Lead to Pinkeye

Spring Allergies Can Lead to Pinkeye

March 23, 2021 Access Health News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

Ada, MN — For some springtime means fresh air, green grass, and blooming plants, but for others it means coughing, sneezing, and itchy eyes. That’s right…it’s allergy season! Dr. Dave Soleng of the Valley Vision Clinic in Ada says allergies are very common once the snow melts, and he encourages allergy sufferers to be proactive to avoid pink eye.

Pink eye that is caused from the effects of allergies is known Allergic conjunctivitis and is not contagious. However, the other two types, Bacterial conjunctivitis and Viral conjunctivitis, are highly contagious and should be treated immediately, according to Dr. Solseng.

Dr. Solseng adds that when in doubt, call your eyecare provider and get it checked out immediately. You can contact the Valley Vision Clinic in Ada at 784-4091.