Contact Lens Care and Spring Allergies: Tips for Avoiding Irritation
Spring is here! The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and the pollen is flying. For people who wear contact lenses, the combination of allergies and contacts can be a recipe for disaster. But fear not, dear reader, here are some tips to help you avoid irritation and enjoy the springtime.
Keep Your Contacts Clean
This is a no-brainer, but it’s worth repeating. Clean your contacts regularly and properly. Use a solution that is specifically designed for your lenses and be sure to follow the instructions on the packaging. Your eyes will thank you.
If allergies are really getting you down, consider switching to glasses for a bit. This will give your eyes a break from the irritation caused by contact lenses, and it will also help to shield your eyes from pollen and other allergens.
Use Artificial Tears
Allergies can leave your eyes feeling dry and itchy. Using artificial tears can help to soothe your eyes and keep them moist. Look for drops that are specifically designed for use with contact lenses.
Avoid Rubbing Your Eyes
It’s tempting, we know. But rubbing your eyes can make things worse. When you rub your eyes, you can push allergens into your eye and make your symptoms even more severe. If you must touch your eyes, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly first.
If your allergies are really bad, consider staying indoors as much as possible. This will help to reduce your exposure to pollen and other allergens, and it will also give your eyes a break from irritation.
Get Allergy Medication
If your allergies are really severe, you may need to get allergy medication from your doctor. There are a variety of over-the-counter and prescription medications that can help to relieve your symptoms. Just be sure to talk to your doctor before starting any new medication.
So there you have it, dear reader. With a little bit of care and attention, you can enjoy the springtime without suffering from contact lens irritation. Happy spring!