How to Protect Your Eyes During Allergy Season

Spring is here, but with warmer temperatures comes more pollen. You’re sneezing, you’re coughing, and your eyes are red and itchy. It’s not a good look, and it certainly doesn’t feel good either, so how do you protect yourself, or your kids, against it?

Protect your homeHow to Protect Your Eyes During Allergy Season

Allergens can still follow you inside, so it’s best to protect your home as much as possible. Think about buying a HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filter to remove allergens inside the home and try to keep your windows and doors closed as much as possible.

Try home allergy treatments

Taking an antihistamine like Claritin or Zyrtec can always help your allergies, but sometimes they’re not enough. When that’s the case, try showering or changing clothes to remove outdoor allergens. You can also reduce swelling and redness by putting a cold washcloth over your eyelids.

Use artificial tears or antihistamine drops

If your eyes are dry, artificial tears or plain saline eye drops can help. They’ll moisten your eyes and rinse away any allergens, at least temporarily. There are also antihistamine eye drops. Over-the-counter options are available, but if you find those aren’t enough then talk to your eye doctor about prescription drops.

Wear sunglasses

Sunglasses aren’t just good for protecting against the sun. They’re also good for protecting against allergens. Wearing wrap-around sunglasses are the best at blocking out pollen and dirt, but any sunglasses are sure to help.

If your spring allergies are already starting to get to you, check out our selection of sunglasses so you can be well-protected this allergy season!