How To Wear Contact Lenses In The Allergy Season

The allergy seasons are a real challenge, especially if you
wear contact lenses. A chronic allergy to mold, pet dander
or other environmental allergens can create a year-round
dilemma. No matter what the cause, seasonal allergies make
your eyes hypersensitive and irritated. Ordinary soft
contact lenses often make them feel even worse.

There's a lot you can do to reduce the misery of allergy
season. Keep your contacts as clean as you can whether you
have to use lubricating drops to rinse your eyes out
regularly. Remove your contacts and clean them in a
solution throughout the day, if they are not 'one-per-day'
type lenses.

Allergy induced conjunctivitis, a condition that causes
painful swelling and redness of the eyes, can make wearing
your contacts a real pain. If this becomes a real issue,
it's best to consult your optometrist. Disposable lenses
allow you a more comfortable lens that you can trash at the
end of the day. You'll have no more worries about making
sure all the dust and pollen has been removed or cleansed.

Other ways to get relief are simple. During allergy season,
contact lens wearers should close the windows in their cars
and houses and use the air conditioner. Air conditioner
filters often remove most of the annoying pollens and dust
from the air. Avoid doing a lot of lawn work or outdoor
activities in the mornings and early afternoon, because
pollens are usually at their highest levels at that time.

Don't mow or rake the lawn without protective eyewear and a
dust mask when your allergies are at their worst. If
you've been outside or doing similar work, wash your hands
frequently to avoid transferring pollens, dusts or molds
close to your eyes.

Washing your hair everyday and your face two or three times
a day also helps reduce the amount of transferable pollen
and dust.

Allergies are an unfortunate condition for some people and
there are a number of allergy medicines that can help
reduce and in some cases even eliminate the symptoms. When
contact lenses are involved, a little prevention can help
reduce the amount of irritation or discomfort you might be
feeling. If it doesn't, remember to always speak to your
doctor for a diagnosis or prescription that could help.
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About the Author

Peter has worn contact lenses all his life. He's tested
different types, and explored all alternatives. In this
series of articles he shares his advice and experiences.