Contact Lens Care During Allergy Season
- Posted on: May 4 2012
Do you suffer from seasonal allergies? The effects of allergies on your
eyes can be annoying, painful and could even interfere with your ability
to see clearly. Proper care of your contact lenses during allergy season can help relieve some of the symptoms associated
with seasonal allergies. Let your eye doctor know about your allergies
and any allergy medication you are taking.
Clean your contact lenses more often during allergy season. Pollen and other allergens can get trapped on your lenses, irritating your
eyes or drying your eyes out. Clean your contact lenses with a contact
lens cleaning solution more often to help keep allergens out of your eyes.
Most people only clean their contact lenses at night, or when they take
them out. Carry a bottle of solution with you or keep one in your desk
at work, and take a few minutes to clean your lenses during the day. You
should notice that your eyes are less irritated during the day.
Use rewetting drops to keep your eyes moist. Many allergy medications will actually dry your eyes out. Dry eyes are
more irritable. Keep your eyes moist with rewetting drops. You can also
ask your eye doctor about purchasing contact lenses that have more moisture
in them than some others. Eye drops can also be used to flush out allergens
that may be stuck in your eyes during the day if you are unable to clean
Wear your glasses or daily wear contacts. If your eyes are easily irritated during allergy season, wearing your eyeglasses
may be a better option. If you prefer not to wear glasses, or can’t
wear them, talk to your doctor about prescribing daily wear contact lenses.
Changing your contacts daily will help eliminate many of the allergens
that can get stuck in your eyes during allergy season.
Consult with your eye doctor. If the above tips don’t help relieve some of the effects seasonal
allergies has on your eyes, consult with your doctor to be sure there
aren’t any additional problems.
Seasonal allergies can be more than annoyance for people who wear contact
lenses. Allergy symptoms can be painful. Take care to clean your contact
lenses frequently and use rewetting eye drops to help eliminate some of
the discomfort caused by seasonal allergies. If you want to eliminate
the hassle of dealing with contact lenses or eyeglasses during allergy
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Do you suffer from seasonal allergies that affect your eyes? Do you have
any tips or tricks to relieve itching, burning or dry eyes? Share your
thoughts with us in the comments below!