When you walk into a pharmacy and look through the eye drop selection you will probably find over 10 different kinds of eye drops begging for your patronage. Overnight drops, drops for those who work outside, generic “store brand” drops, and drops made specifically for allergies are all at your disposal, but the big question is if these products contain different chemicals than prescription eye drops. The short answer is yes!
Types of Allergy Drops
The reality is that humans can be allergic to a wide-variety of things. People are allergic to plants, animals, foods, dust, molds, the list goes on, and those who are allergic to a substance will respond to that allergy in a specific way. For some people, cats cause nothing more than an itchy nose and watery eyes, but for others, cat dander causes anaphylactic shock. For some people, crabgrass is nothing more than a mild nuisance, for others, it’s the reason they can’t do a picnic at the park. As you can see, individuals can be allergic to a wide variety of materials or substances, and every person responds to these allergies in a specific way. So what does this mean for allergy drops?
A doctor or allergist may prescribe allergy drops for your eyes to fight against negative reactions.
Allergy drops are prescribe to you based on these factors:
- Type of allergy
- Symptoms of reaction
- Intensity of reaction
- Frequency of interaction with cause of allergy
When a doctor or allergist gives you prescription allergy medication in the form of eye drops, you should be using them. Prescription drops are tailored for your allergies and your eyes. Over-the-counter eye drops will have nowhere near the same effect on your eyes as your prescription drops.
In fact, there are a wide variety of allergy fighting chemicals contained in each formula which include:
- Mast cell stabilizers
- Multiple Action
These allergy fighting medicines are recommended for your specific problem, and in the end, using these drops will make a difference in your quality of life.