60 million Americans suffer from Allergies, with approximately 40% having reported some form of ocular allergy. Are you one of the many individuals who suffer from constant sneezing, nasal congestion, red, itchy, watery or swollen eyes? If so, you may want to consider receiving an ocular allergy test from one of the specialists at Margolis Vision in Lone Tree.
The allergy skin test will determine whether or not a particular allergy causing substance is the reason for an individuals symptoms. Patients will be observed for signs of an allergic reaction, and subsequently, the information provided will allow Dr. Margolis to develop an allergy treatment plan specific to the patient. By properly identifying an individual’s allergens and creating a treatment plan, the patient will be able to reduce or eliminate signs and symptoms altogether and continue living life without the inconveniences and stresses that are associated with allergies.
Please call 303-797-1150 today to schedule an ocular allergy exam at our office in Lone Tree.
Who Should Receive a Test?
Individuals suffering from any of the following symptoms may be a candidate for our Skin Test:
- Itchy eyes
- Red, blood shot eyes
- Watery eyes
- Swollen eyes
- Dark circles under eyes
- Runny nose
- Flaky/red skin
At Margolis Vision, we administer a safe, efficient and accurate allergy Skin Test. This entails a method of testing for allergic antibodies in which small amounts of suspected substance or allergen is introduced into the skin. From there, the specialist at Margolis Vision will note the development of a positive reaction, usually resulting in swelling, or a flare in the surrounding area of redness. The results are read 15 to 20 minutes after the application of the allergen, in which the patient will know exactly what substance or allergen is causing their reaction.
If an individual has a specific allergic sensitivity to one of the allergens, a red, itchy bump will appear on the skin within 15 minutes of receiving the Skin Test. These positive reactions will gradually disappear over a period of 30 to 60 minutes, and typically, no treatment is necessary for this itchiness although Margolis Vision, in Lone Tree, does offer topical anti-itch medication in order to alleviate any discomfort.
It only takes 20 minutes to start receiving results, and you will be on your road to recovery in no time! Take the time to receive proper diagnoses of your allergies, so that we can determine which treatment protocol will benefit you!
Please contact Margolis Vision today to set up an appointment for an Ocular allergy Skin Test. The test is covered by insurance. Margolis Vision serves patients in Lone Tree, Castle Rock, and throughout the Dener area.