Allergy Season is in Full Swing in Minnesota. Are Your Eyes Ready?
The Minnesota summer is finally in full swing. Unfortunately, along with sunny weather, warm temperatures and fun events come allergies. Preparing for allergy season is important, especially when you suffer from chronic symptoms such as itchy eyes caused by pollen.
There are many ways to limit the impact your allergies can have on your eye health, including:
- Artificial tears (eye drops): There are many products on the market that can dramatically impact your eye health during allergy season. Artificial tears (eye drops) wash allergens from the surface of your eyes and offer cooling relief when you need it most. Ask your eye doctor which products may be right for you.
- Shower regularly: After working in the garden, enjoying a stroll or just spending time outdoors, be sure to shower and change your clothing. Doing this can help to limit your exposure to allergens that can cause itchy eyes and other symptoms.
- Explore allergy medication: Many allergy medications available over-the-counter or by prescription can improve your enjoyment of the eye allergy season. These medications have varying effectiveness and treat different symptoms, so it is important to consult a medical professional for advice on which ones to try.
- Avoid rubbing your eyes: Rubbing your eyes can lead to increased negative responses to the histamines in pollen present on your hands. Try your best not to rub your eyes, and remember to wash your hands often.
These tips and other steps can help you limit your reaction to pollen and improve your eye allergy health during the summer months.
For more information on the benefits offered by these strategies, or to discuss medications for eye allergies, contact Uptown Eye Care today. We offer full eye exams and complimentary advice on dealing with summer allergies and your eye health.