Eye Allergies Testing

Does the ever-changing New England climate have your allergies going crazy?

As you know, allergies interfere with your day-to-day life and can result in loss of productivity, missed work or school, and an overall poor quality of life. Many people suffer for years before being tested or even realizing that eye allergies are the issue. Some mask the symptoms of their allergies with antihistamines but never deal with the root cause.

As a leader in Ocular Surface Diseases, The Eye Center of Southern CT utilizes the Doctor’s Allergy Formula, a non-invasive, proprietary test designed to objectively diagnose 60 of the most common ocular allergies in Connecticut. This painless (No Needles/No Shots) 3-minute test is covered by most major medical insurance, and you will know your test results in as fast as 10 minutes. Once we identify specifically what you are allergic to, our doctors will create a custom treatment program specific to your needs.

Should I get Tested?

If you suffer from any of the following symptoms, then you would be a candidate for our DAF (Doctor’s Allergy Formula) Test:

  • Itchy Eyes
  • Red/Bloodshot Eyes
  • Watery Eyes
  • Mucousy Discharge from Eyes
  • Swollen Eyes
  • Dark Circles under Eyes
  • Flaky/Red Eyelids
  • Runny Nose

Testing with Doctors Allergy Ocular Allergy Testing is the key to finding out the root cause of your eye irritation and the key to treatment of ocular allergies.  Once we know the offending allergens that are causing your symptoms, an effective treatment plan can be recommended.  These treatment plans can include medicine, alternative therapy and immunotherapy, as well as helping you know your allergy triggers and environments to avoid whenever possible.

What Is Involved in the Test?

It’s Simple!

A skin “scratch” test is a non-invasive procedure that superficially scratches the surface of the skin applying the allergen to be tested to the exposed surface of the skin. 

The device contains small amounts of the 58 most common allergens in our 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.