Springtime Allergies and Your Eyes

Spring Eye AllergiesThat beautiful springtime weather is upon us, and so is allergy season! Are your eyes already feeling red, itchy, or getting watery? These are all very common symptoms of seasonal allergies. If you think you have springtime eye allergies, here are some tips to help you and your eyes feel better this spring season. To start with some background on seasonal allergies and your eyes: in most cases eye allergies are caused by harmless substances, however for some individuals who are already predisposed to allergic reactions, these reactions can cause a serious damper on the wonderful springtime season. The most common allergens are airborne and those cause the eye to react. These allergies are usually pollen, mold, dust and pet dander.

So how can we get relief from your allergies that cause red, itchy, and watery eyes? 

When you do go outdoors during allergy season, wear sunglasses to help protect your eyes from these outdoor allergens. You can also think about changing to disposable contacts which you discard after a single use to avoid the allergens building up, and other debris on your disposable contact lenses. Also, wearing only eyeglasses during allergy season can help. There are many types of eye drops,  ranging from over the counter to prescription eye drops to help relieve itchy, red eyes.  Ask your doctor if and which drops are better suited for you. 

For more information, and to see how your eye doctors at Eyes on Derry can help your battle again springtime allergens, contact us to today!