As the weather starts improving, no doubt we’ll all be spending a bit more time outdoors soaking up that rare British sun after a harsh winter. But with a lot of pollen in the air around Springtime, it’s important to take some measures to stay protected from hay fever.
There’s no sure fire way to get rid of hay fever all together, but there are somethings you can do to minimise its affects and make sure you enjoy the summer time.
That’s why we’ve devised a helpful list of just some of the things you can do to protect your eyes and keep yourself Feeling Good as the weather begins to warm.
1. Limit Your Exposure
The pollen count is typically at its highest early in the morning and in the evening, so at these times try to stay inside and keep the windows closed if you can. If you must go out, try to avoid areas with vast plains of grass, vegetation and flowers where the pollen count will be exceptionally higher. You can also fit your car's air conditioning with a pollen filter.
2. Give yourself an eye wash
You can purchase eye wash kits which usually come with an eye sensitive solution and special cup to contain washing solution over your eye. You can also use clean water to wash your eyes. Alternately, you can also use disposable eye wipes to clean the outer area of your eye. The Eye Doctor Lid Wipes are an excellent choice and a formulated for sensitive eyes.
3. Wear Sunglasses
No doubt you’ve already dug your favourite pair of Ray-Ban’s or Celine’s out of the wardrobe as soon as the temperature hit 15 degrees, but it is extra important to wear sunglasses when outside - not just for UV protection, but also to shield your eyes from the high pollen count. Larger butterfly, or wrap around sunglasses that cover a wider section of the eye may be especially helpful. Polarised sunglasses offer added protection against reflected rays and glare. It is just as important to protect your eyes from the sun.
4. Use eye drops
Eye drops are a fast way of getting so relief from dried out and itchy eyes. Reintroducing some moisture could alleviate some of the irritating affects of hay fever. You’ll be able to find a wide range of eye drops at FeelGoodContacts.com, available in both 10ml bottle or vials form – so you can always be prepared, even when you’re on the go. comfi Eyedrops are perfect if you’re already wearing products from the comfi range, but they suitable for use with our without contact lenses and offer fast and effective relief from dry and irritated eyes.
5. Dailies over monthlies
If you’re a contact lens wearer, then it could be a smart idea to switch to wearing daily disposables rather than monthly contact lenses. By only using each pair of lenses for a day, you’ll be certain you’re putting in a fresh set and there’ll be no danger of any remaining pollen causing you any discomfort.
You’ll also be able to pop in a new pair if you begin to experience a build up or irritation.