Take a Hands-Off Approach
- It’s hard not to touch them, but it’ll only make things worse!
- Skip the eye makeup and apply cool compresses to your eyes. Wash your hands often.
- When pollen counts are high, stay indoors, keep your windows closed, and run the air conditioner.
- If you have a pet, keep him out of your bedroom.
- Clean floors with a damp mop. Don’t sweep — it stirs up allergens.
- Clean bathrooms, kitchens, and basements where mold lurks.
- Get a HEPA filter for your air conditioner, too. It can trap mold spores before they attack your eyes.
Other Ways to Reduce Symptoms:
- Wear sunglasses when you go outside. They’ll block some of the pollen and other outdoor allergens from getting into your eyes.
- Rinse your eyes with water or apply a cold, wet washcloth.
- Use artificial tears to moisten dry eyes and wash out allergens.
- Take out your contact lenses and wear your glasses.
There are many medications, both oral and in drop form to help you control your allergies. Speak to Dr. Penny about your best options.