The irritation, itchiness and watery eyes that hay fever brings in the spring and summer seasons can be frustrating and affect your lifestyle. The constant rubbing can also lead to dryness and redness. Hereā€™s how an optometrist can help you manage these symptoms of hay fever.

1.Non-prescription eye drops

Your optometrist can recommend over the counter eye drops depending on the symptoms and severity of your hay fever in relation to your eyes.

2. Prescription eye drops and medication

There are different types of prescription eye drops that an optometrists can provide for severe allergies such as antihistamine and anti-inflammatory eye drops.

3.Oral Antihistamines

In conjunction with eye drops, your optometrist may also recommend oral antihistamines to hep relieve hay fever symptoms.

Some other ways that you can help reduce the effect of hay fever on your eyes include:

  • Wearing sunglasses when outside
  • Use a dehumidifier in the house
  • Keep your windows closed on high pollen days
  • Wash your hands after exposure to pets, grass and other flora.

If you would like to discuss your options to treat the symptoms of hay fever in relation to your eyes, contact your optometrist today.