The beauty of spring can’t be denied; that’s why it is generally loved by people. However, the blooming flowers and thriving greeneries often come at a price – for those with allergies at least.
And, since common symptoms of allergies in spring include itchy, swollen and/or watery eyes, it is important to be mindful of your eye care regimen during this season.
Wash Your Eyes
Allergens and pollen come in large quantities during this time of the year. Typically, these irritants can cause redness and itchiness in your eyes, and you may also experience watery eyes. One simple yet effective way to avoid allergic reactions in your eyes is to keep your eyes clean. By simply washing your eyes with cold water, you won’t have to endure any discomfort in your eyes. Do this regularly to ensure that your eyes are always clean.
Use Eye Drops
If clean water isn’t accessible or washing your eyes isn’t convenient at the moment, you can opt for eye drops and artificial tears to help wash out the allergens from your eyes. They can also help keep your eyes hydrated and moisturized. Artificial tears can also provide temporary relief from itching and dry eyes, and they can be easily found in stores. But if you’re not sure what product to get, don’t hesitate to ask your eye doctor for advice.
Don’t Forget Your Sunglasses
Protect your eyes against harsh sunlight by wearing sunglasses whenever you’re outside. Apart from that, a pair of sunglasses can also protect your eyes from allergens and prevent you from touching your eyes – which can aid the transfer of pollen and other irritants from your hands to your eyes.
Hydration is crucial to eye health, too. By keeping yourself hydrated, you can flush out extra salts in your body and ensure that your eyes are healthy and moisturized.
Guilford Eye Center offers excellent eye care services for all ages, and we also provide a selection of eyeglasses and contact lenses. Our staff ensures a pleasant experience for every individual who needs our expertise. Call us at (336) 292-4516, or fill out our contact form to make an appointment. We serve customers in Greensboro, NC, and the surrounding areas.