Spring is a time we look forward to every year with its warmer days and an abundance of magnificent flowers. The only downside is that for some of us, it signals an eye allergy season. Airborne allergens such as pollen can cause itchy, red, watery eyes which look and feel awful and can really affect wellbeing and quality of life.
We have a few tips to help you avoid Spring eye allergies:
- If you know that you’re prone to Spring eye allergies, see us now to plan the best line of defence for your eyes. Shannon will discuss your allergy triggers and recommend anti-allergy and lubricating drops to keep you one step ahead of allergy season.
- Stay inside on days when the pollen count is high or when it is very windy. These are the two key environmental factors that lead to increased eye irritation and allergic reactions.
- If you’re a contact lens wearer, remove your contact lenses and wear your glasses during peak allergy season. This will prevent airborne allergens from accumulating on the surface of your contact lenses.
- Wear protective sunglasses when outdoors – wrap-around style sunglasses are particularly effective at reducing contact with airborne allergens.
No need to put up with the discomfort of itchy eyes this Spring – pop in to see us at Outlook Eye Centre or give us a call on 4635-8844 to discuss the best ways to manage your eye allergy symptoms.