Allergy Eye and Dry Eye Symptoms.
Itching, redness, blurred vision, burning, eyelid swelling or redness, excessive tearing, grainy feeling, eye strain, fatigue, heavy eyelids, light sensitivity
Reducing allergens/minimizing symptoms.
¨ AVOID RUBBING YOUR EYES!
¨ Stay indoors when the pollen count is at its peak, especially in mid-morning and early evening.
¨ Keep windows closed and use air-conditioning during peak allergy seasons.
¨ Wear glasses or sunglasses outdoors during peak seasons.
¨ Allergy-proof your home; put dust-mite-proof covers on bedding and pillows; clean surfaces with a damp mop, rag, or shampooer rather than dry sweeping or dusting.
¨ Keep pets outdoors as much as possible if you have pet allergies.
¨ Reduce molds by keeping indoor humidity moderate. Shoot for 40% to 50% relative humidity at 70 degrees.
¨ Remove contact lenses as soon as symptoms appear.
¨ Cold compresses on the eyes.
¨ Oral antihistamines (may cause drowsiness).
¨ Eye drops and redness relievers.
¨ See your doctor about mast cell stabilizers, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories and immunotherapy.
Maintaining tear film health.
¨ Put bowls of water in your house, especially when heater or air conditioner is on.
¨ Take frequent long, luxuriant baths and/or showers.
¨ Let as much fresh air into the house as you can, especially the bathroom.
¨ Apply a pure-water mist before and after facial cleansing and any time eyes or face feel dry and/or uncomfortable.
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