Spring is in the air and unfortunately, that means so is pollen and mold spores. Although allergens are always around us (such as dust and dander), they can be especially bad during the Spring and the Fall. Wondering if you may be suffering from seasonal allergies? Here are the common signs to look out for:
As stated above, allergens are constantly around, however, in the Spring and Fall, plants typically begin to pollinate, filling our air supply with lots and lots of tiny particles, ready to send our immune systems into a complete freakout. For those allergic to certain plants, the effects can be even worse than normal.
When it comes to seasonal allergies, many people complain of the effect it has on their eyes. As mentioned above, many patients report symptoms of itchy, puffy, irritated and even watery eyes. Patients that wear contacts may find them to be more uncomfortable than usual. We recommend switching to glasses for the time being if that is the case.
Wondering what you can do to decrease your seasonal allergy symptoms?
Along with staying hydrated and using eye drops, it is important not to touch your eyes if they are itchy or irritated from your seasonal allergies. This can make symptoms far worse and even increase your risk of additional eye-related complications.