Loughborough Optician gives hay fever advice in Allergy Awareness Week
With sunshine just around the corner, Loughborough Optometrist Mohammed Bhojani of Visual Answers Opticians is highlighting advice on how to best cope with symptoms of hay fever, itchy eyes and ocular allergy.
‘There’s no need to suffer with irritable eyes through the Spring and Summer months, simple measures taken at the right time can make a massive difference to your eye health’ said Mohammed.
He offers 3 simple tips for everyone to reduce itch and eye allergy symptoms during hay fever season:
1) Start taking antihistamine medication from now, either in the form of tablets or in the form of eye drops that are very effective for itchy eyes and do not cause symptoms of drowsiness. Eye drops are available from pharmacies and optometry practices. Antihistamine medications take a few weeks for them to work effectively due to the loading dose that is required so pre-planning for hay fever season is important.
2) Use a cool wet compress (from the fridge) over closed eyes every evening for 5-10 minutes. This is a highly effective and natural way to instantly reduce redness and the sensation of itch and grit in the eyes without the use of any medication.
3) Use tight fitting wraparound sunglasses to protect the eyes from pollen and dust outdoors.
‘Other individuals with more serious allergy problems may need personally tailored advice following an eye examination after which. a specific treatment plan/medication can be recommended depending on symptoms.’ said Mohammed. ‘there are excellent positive solutions for itchy eyes available for all ages that can make ocular allergy far less of a problem this summer for all hay fever suffers’.
For more information call Loughborough (01509) 414151 or go to www.VisualAnswers.co.uk
Page Updated Last on: May 04, 2014