Elmsford, NY (PRWEB) April 10, 2014
Now that spring time is here, everyone can enjoy the outdoors a little more, thanks to more hours of daylight along with warmer temperatures. Whether one finds themselves hiking, gardening or enjoying a nice bike ride, most will be affected by the change of season in an unpleasant way.
The down side to spring time is the rise in seasonal allergies. Seasonal eye allergies are largely due to the release of tree and flower pollen into the atmosphere and can cause a severe impact on everyday functioning for those that experience them. It is these types of allergies that cause the eyes to become red, itchy or watery.
In an article surrounding this topic, CLEContactLenses.com stated, "How can you defend your eyes during pollen season? Well, the immediate answer would be to decrease contact with pollen which means staying indoors, particularly on days with a high pollen count. Keeping windows closed and wearing sunglasses may also help to protect your eyes from irritants in the atmosphere."
Now if someone is to become effected by these allergens, especially people that do not wear contact lenses, this nuisance can be solved with over-the-counter re-wetting drop; this is sufficient to moisturize and relieve itchy eyes or red eyes and cleanse the eye of irritants. Medicines containing antihistamines, decongestants or mast cell stabilizers can alleviate irritation of the eyes and treat other symptoms such as cold-like symptoms. Eye drops often work better than pills or liquid medications to treat eye problems.
Now for people that wear contact lenses, this issue is a little more severe as well as costly. It is believed that contact lens wearers suffer more during eye allergy season due to the fact that irritants are more likely to enter the eye and stick to the exterior of the lens, bringing irritation. This becomes even worse when oral antihistamines are taken which have a drying effect on the eyes. Those who wear contact lenses are advised to ensure their eyes are moist and replace lenses as directed by your eye doctor. Many optometrists recommend switching to daily disposable contact lenses, since changing contact lenses daily greatly diminishes the chances of buildup and inflammation.
During the spring time, contact lens wearers also find themselves using more contact lens solution and/or wetting & cleaning drops to help prevent their lenses from becoming damaged.
A key point to remember for anyone is, don't rub your eyes. Doing so can only intensify the irritation. Because often, products that work to alleviate symptoms do require a prescription, if over-the-counter options do not help, CLEContactLenses.com recommends seeing an eye doctor.
To read more about this topic, the full article can be viewed at http://www.clecontactlenses.com/wordpress/contact-lenses/spring-is-here-and-so-are-allergies/.
To help contact lens wearers this allergy season, CLEContactLenses.com is offering 5% off along with complimentary ground shipping within the USA on all orders during April 10th, 2014. In order to take advantage of this offer, one just needs to visit clecontactlenses.com and enter coupon code: 961772142 during checkout.
CLEContactlenses.com is based out of Westchester County, NY and has offices in New York City and Mahwah NJ. CLEContactlenses.com has been in business online for the last 15 years selling Acuvue contact lenses, contact lens removers, contact solutions, eye vitamins and all things eye care related.