26 August, 2020
It is estimated that 1 in 5 people in Australia suffer from Hay Fever, and while many of us welcome Spring, if you are that 1 person in 5, perhaps you dread the Spring months because of it.
Hay fever is an allergy caused by pollen that affects many people to varying degrees. Its effect on the eyes gets especially annoying for contact and glasses wearers. Itchiness gets in the way of corrective eye wear and too much itching leads to soreness and unattractive red eyes. This is no fun at all.
How to avoid hay fever?
It’s difficult to avoid allergens even if you stay indoors. However, there are ways to reduce your suffering:
What’s the best way to treat eyes affected by hayfever?
Your first stop is a trip to your optometrist, who can discuss the following treatment options with you:
If your symptoms don’t settle or your optometrist is concerned, you can be referred for advanced therapy options.
There are a lot of reasons to look forward to Spring, even if you suffer from eye allergies. Follow the tips, stock up on antihistamines and eye drops and if all else fails, give us call to book an appointment.
For any eye health advice, visit your local EyeQ Optometrists.
Our contact lens provider Alcon is experiencing delays fulfilling orders due to a cyber-security incident involving their freight partner, Toll Group. These delays are across their entire network of optical retailers in Australia. We apologise for an inconvenience caused and encourage you to contact your local EyeQ practice for any urgent requirements.