Welcome to fall allergy season. Weed pollen levels are officially “High” in the Boston Metrowest as of yesterday. For many people, allergy season means itchy, irritated eyes. If you suffer from allergies, there are a couple of things you can do:
1. Wash your face frequently, to remove excess pollen.
2. Limit exposure to allergens. Watch the pollen forecast, and be careful especially on High and Very High days.
3. Wash your bedding (especially pillow cases) frequently.
4. Use a vacuum with a HEPA filter. Since cleaning stirs things up, consider leaving the cleaning to others – but keep the house clean and dust/pollen free.
5. Talk to your physician about allergy treatments. There are several over-the-counter medicines and homeopathic treatments that can help with overall alergy symptoms.
6. For itchy eyes, red eyes, puffy eyes, and other eye-specific symptoms, come to Sudbury Eye Care. There are several available treatments – such as antihistamine eye drops or steroid eye drops – that can often provide significant relief from eye allergies.
If you would like to see Sudbury Eye Care about your eye allergies, call us at 978-443-3021 to book the appointment time that is most convenient for you.