Hay fever sufferers  endure symptoms including itchy eyes and nose, sneezing, runny or blocked nose and difficulty in breathing. Exposure to pollen may also set off an allergic reaction, leaving eyes swollen and weepy.

Avoid pollen as much as possible by closing windows and keeping surfaces clear with a damp duster. Wear sunglasses which may help to protect your eyes from dust and pollen.

Visit your pharmacist to get medicated eye drops to help alleviate the itching and swelling.  If you wear contact lenses remember to check if you can use the drops while your lenses are in. Use plenty of artificial tears to wash airborne allergens from your eyes.

Wear your spectacles rather than your contact lenses when the pollen count is especially high. The level of pollen is usually lower in the evenings so you may find the symptoms ease during that time of the day.

Very important: Always make sure you discuss and make decisions about your eye care based upon a formal appointment with your optician.

For more information and to book and eye examination please contact us:

Specs Direct  |  Professional Affordable Eyewear

20 McIntyre Street, Parow, Cape Town 7500

Tel: 021 939 1020