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Essential Eye Care Tips During Hay Fever Season

As spring blooms and the air fills with green scents, many of us find ourselves battling the discomfort of hay fever. For those prone to allergies, this time of year can bring red, itchy, and puffy eyes, making it essential to prioritise eye care during the hay fever season. In this blog post, we'll explore some essential eye care tips to help you manage the symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis and keep your eyes healthy and comfortable during the season.

Understanding Hay Fever and Its Impact on Eye Health:

Hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis, is a common allergic condition triggered by allergens such as pollen, pet dander, dust mites, and mould spores. When these allergens come into contact with the eyes, they can trigger an immune response that leads to symptoms such as redness, itching, tearing, and sensitivity to light. This condition, known as allergic conjunctivitis, can significantly impact eye health and overall quality of life, especially during the hay fever season.

Causes and Symptoms:

When the immune system reacts to allergens by releasing histamine, it can trigger inflammation in the tear ducts, disrupting tear production and causing dry eyes. Dry eyes caused by hay fever can cause a range of uncomfortable symptoms, including:

  • Blurry vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Itchiness in the eyes
  • Redness and swelling of the eyes
  • A gritty or sandy feeling in the eyes
  • Burning or stinging sensations in the eyes

Eye Care Tips for Hay Fever Season:

Practice the following eye care tips to avoid dry eyes caused by hay fever:

  1. Use Preservative-Free Eye Drops: Incorporate preservative-free artificial tears, such as I-DEW Ultra eye drops, into your eye care routine to help wash allergens out of your eyes and provide relief from dryness and irritation. 
  2. Practice good hygiene: Wash your hands frequently to remove allergens that may have come into contact with your hands. Avoid rubbing or touching your eyes, as this can exacerbate symptoms and lead to further irritation. Instead, clean your eyes with pre-moistened wipes such as the I-DEW Lid Wipes.
  3. Identify and Avoid Triggers: Determine which allergens trigger your hay fever symptoms and take steps to avoid them. Stay indoors on high pollen count days, keep windows closed, and use air conditioning to filter out allergens from the air. 
  4. Keep Your Environment Clean: Regularly clean and dust your home to minimise allergen build-up. Wash bedding, curtains, and soft furnishings in hot water to remove dust mites, pet dander and other irritants.
  5. Seek medical advice: If your hay fever symptoms persist or worsen despite taking preventive measures, consult your doctor or allergist for further evaluation and treatment options.


Hay fever season can be challenging for those with allergic conjunctivitis, but with the right eye care measures, you can effectively manage your symptoms and keep your eyes healthy and comfortable. Remember, prevention is key, so start incorporating these eye care tips into your daily routine today to ensure a happy and healthy hay fever season. Order I-DEW Ultra eye drops today and get FREE Lid Wipe Samples with every order.