As the weather cools down, it’s common for people to experience fall eye allergies. Overland Optical Family Eye Care can help you find relief from eye allergies and the discomfort, itchiness, and possible discharge they cause.
Ragweed, pollen, dust, and mold all contribute to fall eye allergies. Symptoms can range from mild to severe, and the inflammation eye allergies cause can even lead to vision loss.
There are several ways to reduce the impact of allergies. You can minimize the impact of pollen by wearing glasses or sunglasses to keep allergens out of your eyes. Choosing larger styles will provide better coverage. Many of our patients with fall eye allergies switch to daily contacts during allergy season, allowing them to start with a fresh pair every day, rather than continuing with a pair that is carrying allergens.
Another tip is to avoid being outdoors when the pollen count is highest, which is usually mid-morning and early evening. Also, keep windows closed (home and auto), avoid window fans, and use air conditioning. Consider an air purifier to reduce allergens.
It’s important to avoid rubbing your eyes, even if they are itching. Doing this can make the itch worse and will release more histamines, which in turn leads to more inflammation.
If you’re dealing with itchy, watery eyes and having trouble finding relief, schedule an appointment with Overland Optical Family Eye Care today. Our expert doctors will help you with your eye allergies and ensure your eyes are healthy and your vision is the best it can be.