This past weekend everyone’s favorite groundhog, the famous Punxsutawney Phil Sowerby of Punxsutawney Pennsylvania failed to see his shadow, forecasting an early spring. For some this is music to the ears while others might cringe at the thought of an early spring because it means the return of the dreaded allergy season. If you happen to suffer from seasonal allergies that trigger sneezing along with itchy and watery eyes there are some things you might be interested to learn.
For starters, did you know that antihistamines, a popular and effective treatment for alleviating the common allergy symptoms such as runny noses and sneezing can actually make the symptoms felt in the eye more severe because they can reduce the quality and quantity of your natural tears?
The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends allergy suffers avoid touching or rubbing their eyes, wash their hands regularly with soap and warm water, wash linens in hot water and detergent, and avoid sharing or even wearing makeup all together during the allergy season.
If you happen to suffer from itchy and watery eyes and would like to learn more about how to best achieve the relief you desire and deserve, contact the staff at Complete Family Eyecare to set up an appointment today.