Allergy eye drops are medications used to treat the symptoms of eye allergies, such as itching, redness, and swelling. There are several types of allergy eye drops, including:

  1. Antihistamine eye drops: These contain an antihistamine that blocks the release of histamine, a chemical that causes allergy symptoms.
  2. Mast cell stabilizer eye drops: These work by preventing the release of histamine and other allergic mediators from mast cells.
  3. Corticosteroid eye drops: These contain a steroid that reduces inflammation and itching.
  4. Decongestant eye drops: These contain a decongestant that shrinks blood vessels in the eye and reduces redness.
  5. Combination eye drops: These contain a combination of different active ingredients to treat multiple allergy symptoms.

To use allergy eye drops, tilt your head back and look up. Place one drop in the affected eye and gently close your eye for 1-2 minutes. Repeat with the other eye if needed. Follow the instructions on the label, as some eye drops may need to be used several times a day and others only once a day.

It’s important to talk to a doctor before using any eye drops, especially if you have other medical conditions or are taking other medications. Some eye drops can cause side effects and may interact with other medications.