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Allergies and contact lenses

For those of you getting contact lenses and suffering from allergies, this post will identify potential problems and solutions, such as helpful advice and ideas of how to reduce suffering and helps to find contact lenses suitable for allergic users.

Summer can be the cruellest season, bringing heat waves and the English batting collapses, but for many of us the indignity of sweating profusely on even short walks, or the sight of England’s finest trudging back to the pavilion, is far outweighed by the pollen and allergens in the air. If you wear contact lenses, allergies can cause problems above and beyond those suffered by other folk, turning a bright summer into seemingly the most inhospitable of climes.

The problems that contact lens wearers can suffeAllgery eye drops – Hypoallergenic eye drops – Vision Directr stem from the build-up of allergen deposits on their lenses. Of course, the lenses are always in contact with the eyes, so any allergens that stay on the lenses will cause a lot of irritation. They’ll also over-stimulate the production of tears, which can stick to your contact lenses and cause blurriness and further discomfort. If they cause too much discomfort, be sure to take them out. But, of course, remember to replace them, as during times of the year when your allergies feel more severe, switch to daily disposable contact lenses. The irritating deposits won’t have time to build up, and you’ll be able to go about your day in peace.

Some contact lenses are manufactured specifically with the allergic or sensitive user in mind. To identify hypoallergenic contact lenses, look on the product description (if you cannot find this, you can ask a Vision Direct representative by live chat) or check the manufacturer website to find out more.

Man does not suffer from pollen alone, however, and over the course of the year there are different challenges for all you contact lens wearers out there. The key tips to remember are to clean or replace your contact lenses, and to keep your eyes moist. There are some excellent eye drops out there to help you do so, some eye drops are even specifically designed to relieve hay fever. Try not to rub your eyes – even if they’re itchy. It might feel good at first, but it only adds to your discomfort in the long run. It’s worth remembering to take your contact lenses out before administering eye drops, and doing things by the book.

One thought on “Allergies and contact lenses

  1. Just remember during the high pollen season to try and stay indoors as much as possible (yeah it sucks), regulary clean your lenses and use appropriate drops

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