EYE ALLERGIES

Doctors Allergy Formula Testing

Ocular Allergy Diagnostic System

In our office, we use a Doctor’s Allergy Formula’s – a proprietary, FDA- approved diagnostic skin “scratch” test to determine your specific allergies. o. This simple, painless (shot free)s 3-minute test is covered by major medical insurance. The results of the test are read after only 15 minutes. Once we identify what you are allergic to, we can create custom treatment protocols specific to your needs.

Should I get allergy tested? -- If you suffer from any of the following allergy related symptoms, then the answer is YES:

Why Should I get tested?

- Allergies are the 5th

- 60 million American suffer from allergies – and 24 million have ocular allergies

- Many people suffer for years before being tested or even realizing that ocular allergies are the issue.

- Allergies interfere with your day-to-day life and can result in loss of productivity, missed work or school, and an overall poo quality of life

- Testing with DAF is the key to finding out the cause of your eye irritation and the key to treatment of ocular allergies leading chronic disease in the U.S

What causes an allergic reaction?

Our immune system keeps us alive by attacking dangerous germs. An allergy occurs when our immune system attacks a harmless substance, like pollen (an allergen), against something it should ignore. Allergy symptoms occur as an irritating reaction to environmental allergens, such as trees and grasses, dust, pollen, pet dander, and mold spores. This attack releases chemicals that cause allergy symptoms. The eyes are particularly sensitive to airborne allergies, which cause irritation and discomfort (dad can you elaborate a little here, maybe about how the whole system comes into play). Medication, like antihistamines, mask the symptoms but do not identify the underlying problem.

What is involved in a “Scratch” skin test?

A skin “scratch” test is a simple, non-invasive procedure that is tiny pricks that are made on your arm

The device contains small amounts of the 58 most common allergens in your area in addition to both a positive and negative control so we can objectively diagnose your particular allergies. If you are allergic to an allergen, a small mosquito bite-like bump will appear.

Because everyone is unique in what their specific allergic triggers are, knowing what you are allergic to is important for the effective treatment of allergies.

How are allergies treated?

Once the eye doctor knows the allergens that are causing your symptoms, an effective treatment plan can be recommended. These treatment plans include: