Allergies are your body’s natural response when exposed to certain substances called allergens, usually resulting in itchiness, redness and inflammation, among other symptoms. They may occur during particular seasons of the year, or year round, depending on what you’re allergic to. If you suffer from allergies, your eyes may be affected, too.
With the FDA-approved, in-office DoctoRx's Allergy Formula Ocular Allergy Diagnostic System (OADS) diagnostic test your eye care professional can test for allergies that may be the underlying cause of your eye allergies or irritations. This test, which is typically covered by many major medical insurances,1 helps to characterize, or rule out, eye allergies when differentiating types of eye surface diseases such as dry eyes, eye allergies and blepharitis (a common condition that causes inflammation of the eyelids) which can have similiar signs and symptoms.
The three-minute ocular allergy diagnostic test contains a panel of 60 allergens2 that are specific to each region of the country and provides results within 10-15 minutes. The OADS test results can help identify the offending allergens and aid in developing a treatment plan.
REFERENCES: 1. Coverage is not a guarantee of reimbursement. Reimbursement rates for commercial health plans are subject to plan discretion. It is the obligation of the provider to verify and understand coverage and benefit design specific to each patient tested. 2. 58 allergens (plus one positive control and one negative control).
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