Spring is a great time to enjoy the outdoors. Although it’s nice to see the blooming flowers, they may actually be doing more harm than good for your visual health. The increased pollen count in the air may cause hay fever and springtime eye allergies. Clear View Vision Care, your expert in managing macular degeneration and other eye conditions, discusses this problem in detail.
What Causes Springtime Eye Allergies?
Spring marks the blooming of a variety of flowers. Grasses, trees and even weeds may release tiny spores in the air. Also referred to as pollen, they help fertilize other plants. When they come into contact with your nose or eyes, however, they may disrupt your body’s defense. Your immune system may consider pollen a threat, releasing antibodies to attack them.
What Are the Usual Symptoms?
Hypersensitivity reactions usually involve an inflammatory response in your body. This may include the release of histamine in your blood that may trigger red, itchy and watery eyes. This may also be accompanied by a runny nose. If you experience these symptoms, we suggest undergoing eye exams as soon as possible. This way, we can create a treatment plan.
How Do You Manage Spring Eye Allergies?
The most reliable way to control your springtime eye allergies is to avoid your specific allergen. Limit the time you spend outdoors. We also suggest checking the pollen count in your area before heading outside. You should wear glasses or a face mask as well for your added protection. We may prescribe antihistamines or anti-inflammatory medications to control your hypersensitivity reactions too.
For premier eye care, turn to Clear View Vision Care. In addtion to eye allergies, we also manage dry eyes, refractive errors and more. Call us today at (520) 394-6111 to learn more about how to prevent hypersensitivity reactions this time of the year. You may also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve Tucson and the surrounding AZ communities.