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How to tell an eye infection from eye allergies. Went to optomotrist

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How to tell an eye infection from eye allergies. Went to optomotrist who said it was allergies, prescribed patanol. Never had allergies before, contact lense wearer, I am afraid it may be infection. Crusty swollen red eyes.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Stevens replied 7 years ago.

Hello there

how long has this been bothering you? what are your symptoms? a are the eyes crusted in the morning? is there discharge during the eye? your age?