Dr. Kenneth S. Miller is one of the leading eye care specialists in the West Orange area. He and his team work diligently to offer patients advanced vision correction that enhances eyesight and improves general well-being.
While cataracts and refractive errors are common issues for eye care specialists, there's another common issue that often gets ignored. Let's consider eye allergies right now and how these ocular allergies can be diagnosed and treated.
About Eye Allergies
Eye allergies refer to the itchiness, irritation, redness, excessive tearing, or sudden dry eye attacks that you may experience quite suddenly when you're outdoors or even indoors. These allergies can be quite bothersome, and the irritation can last a while. In fact, if you have contacts in, the allergen may be lodged on the contact lens, meaning more serious eye allergies.
How common are eye allergies?
Quite common. Roughly 50 million Americans suffer from allergies in general, and three-quarters of that number experience eye allergies in varying degrees. So while eye allergies are relatively common, they can be a nuisance. Thankfully there's a way to pinpoint the cause of an eye allergy so you know what to avoid.
That brings us to the Doctors Allergy Formula (DAF) test.
About Doctors Allergy Formula (DAF)
The Doctors Allergy Formula (DAF) is a specially made system that allows ophthalmologists to test patients for eye allergies. Approved by the FDA, the DAF system involves no needles, is non-invasive, and provides results during your visit. The DAF system is able to successfully diagnose 60 of the most common eye allergies that people suffer from.
How the Doctors Allergy Formula (DAF) System Works
During the Doctors Allergy Formula (DAF) test, there's just a small scratch made to the surface of a patient's skin. This process exposes a patient's skin to small amount of common allergens in the area. My noting the tiny allergic reactions on the skin, an ophthalmologist is able to identify the specific trigger or triggers of an allergy attack. From there, a custom treatment plan can be devised.
How long does a Doctors Allergy Formula (DAF) test take?
The Doctors Allergy Formula (DAF) test itself takes only 3 minutes or so to administer. Results are ready in about 20 minutes. This means that during a visit to the ophthalmologist, you can successfully find out what causes your ocular allegeries.
There is some prep that may be necessary before the DAF test is performed depending on it patients take certain medications, though this can be discussed during the consultation process.
The Benefits of Doctors Allergy Formula (DAF)
Thanks to the Doctors Allergy Formula (DAF), patients can finally find out what exactly causes them to experience itchiness of the eyes, burning sensations of the eyes, and other symptoms of eye allergies. Sometimes medications will be recommended, though other times this information will simply help patients determine what kinds of substances they should try to avoid whenever possible.
The DAF system is a great tool for ophthalmologists, and a great way for patients to learn about themselves and take a little more control over their allergies.
Learn More About Allergy Testing and Eye Care
To learn more about state-of-the art eye care and how you can have issues with eye allergies totally alleviated, be sure to contact our eye care and vision correction center today. Dr. Kenneth S. Miller and the entire team at the practice look forward to your visit and helping you have healthy eyes and great vision.