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How to Protect Your Eyes from Seasonal Allergies: Expert Tips for Spring

If you're one of the millions affected by hay fever, it's essential to take proactive steps to protect your eyes from allergens, such a tree and grass pollen. Here are some useful tips to help you navigate through the allergy season with ease:

Monitor Pollen Forecasts: Stay informed about pollen levels by monitoring local pollen forecasts, try and time and limit your outdoor activities during times of high pollen concentration.

Take Regular Showers: Keep pollen at bay by showering regularly to remove any accumulated pollen from your skin and hair, preventing it from transferring to your pillow and exacerbating symptoms.

Wear wrap-around Sunglasses: Invest in a pair of quality sunglasses, preferably wrap-around styles. Not only do they shield your eyes from harmful UV rays, but they also act as a barrier against airborne pollen particles.

Make Your Car Pollen-Free: Install HEPA-certified pollen filters in your car and keep windows closed to minimise pollen infiltration, creating a pollen-free environment for your commute.

Avoid Hanging Laundry Outside: While it may be tempting to dry your clothes in the sun, hanging laundry outside can lead to pollen collecting on fabrics, triggering allergy symptoms. Opt for indoor drying during high pollen days.

Quit Smoking: Smoking worsens allergy symptoms by increasing allergen exposure in your airways. Use spring as motivation to kick the habit and improve your respiratory health.

Use Hay Fever Eye Drops: Combat the discomfort of allergic conjunctivitis with preservative-free artificial tears like I-DEW Ultra eye drops. These drops help wash allergens out of your eyes and provide relief from dryness and irritation caused by allergens.