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Soothing Seasonal Allergies

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Top 3 Ways to Soothe Seasonal Allergies

As winter shifts to warmer temperatures, and flowers, grasses and trees begin to bloom, these changes can take a toll on your eyes if you suffer from seasonal allergies. This time of year is marked by an increase in pollen and allergens in the air, resulting in symptoms for allergy sufferers.

What are allergies? According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, an allergy occurs when the body’s immune system sees a substance as harmful and overreacts to it. The substances that cause allergic reactions are called allergens. When someone has allergies, their immune system responds, resulting in an allergic reaction.

What can you do when you are suffering from eye allergies? By making some minor changes to your environment and activities, you can significantly reduce the amount of allergens you come in contact with, and lessen the symptoms you’re experiencing.

  • Stay Inside - Keep your windows in your home and car closed. This will help to keep your surroundings clean during high pollen seasons. You can also purchase air filters and purifiers to help cleanse the air.
  • Protect Your Eyes - Wear glasses, sunglasses or goggles when outdoors to minimize irritants having direct contact with your eyes.
  • Keep Everything Clean - Thoroughly wash your hands after touching any animal, plant or tree. Frequently washing your bed linens can also help.

If allergy symptoms are prolonged or worsen, consult with your eye doctor to determine the best course of action.

Information received through VSP Vision Care channels is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice, medical recommendations, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your eye doctor, physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.