Understanding and Managing Allergic Conjunctivitis in Children: A Guide for Parents

Is your child frequently rubbing their eyes? It could be a sign of allergic conjunctivitis. Learn how to manage and treat this common condition with our latest blog post at Eyeris Eye Care. Discover helpful tips for parents, understand the symptoms, and find out how our kid-friendly eye hospital can make a difference in your child’s eye health. Read more to ensure your little one’s eyes stay happy and healthy!

Dr (Maj) Harikrishnan

6/28/20242 min read

As parents, it's heartwarming to see our little ones happy and healthy. However, if you've noticed your child rubbing their eyes frequently, it could be a sign of allergic conjunctivitis. This condition is common among children and, fortunately, can be effectively managed with the right care. At Eyeris Eye Care, your kid-friendly eye hospital, we're here to guide you through understanding and treating this condition.

What is Allergic Conjunctivitis?

Allergic conjunctivitis occurs when the eyes react to allergens, leading to redness, itching, and discomfort. While it can affect anyone, young boys are more prone to this condition than girls.

Key Points for Parents:

  1. Recognize the Symptoms: Frequent rubbing of the eyes is a primary symptom. Left untreated, it can lead to complications such as refractive errors and keratoconus, a condition where the cornea becomes cone-shaped.

  2. Understand the Recurrence: Allergic conjunctivitis is often recurrent. Regular follow-up appointments with your ophthalmologist are crucial to managing the condition effectively.

  3. Identify Allergens: Identifying and minimizing exposure to allergens can significantly help in managing the condition. Common allergens include:

    • Dust

    • Nearby construction activities

    • Not washing hands after outdoor play

    • Carpets and upholstery

    • Specific foods

    • Improperly cleaned coolers

    • Pets

  4. Treatment Options: Steroid eye drops are commonly prescribed for allergic conjunctivitis. It’s important to discuss the potential side effects with your ophthalmologist, including the risk of increased eye pressure leading to glaucoma. Regular monitoring of eye pressure during follow-ups is essential.

Eyeris Eye Care: Your Partner in Children's Eye Health

At Eyeris Eye Care, we prioritize your child’s eye health. Our kid-friendly eye hospital environment ensures that children feel comfortable and at ease during their visits. Our team of experienced ophthalmologists is dedicated to providing the best care and educating parents on managing conditions like allergic conjunctivitis.


Don't let allergic conjunctivitis keep your child from enjoying their day-to-day activities. With proper care and regular follow-ups, this condition can be managed effectively. If you have any concerns or need further information, feel free to interact with and understand the details from your ophthalmologist.

For more information and to schedule an appointment, visit our website or contact Eyeris Eye Care today. Your child’s eye health is our top priority.