(HealthDay News) -- When your eyes turn red, water and itch, it can make you miserable.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology offers these suggestions for coping with eye allergies:
- Stay away from things that bother you, such as pollen, mold, dust and pets.
- Don't rub your eyes. Use over-the-counter artificial tears or an eye drop that contains an antihistamine.
- Take a decongestant medication. If it also contains an antihistamine, it could make you sleepy.
- Talk to your doctor about the possibility of getting allergy shots.