Spring into Allergy Eye Relief

Spring Allergies & Eye Care

Beautiful springtime weather inevitably brings watery eyes, swollen eyes and itchy eyes. Contrary to what some might think, Arizona’s dry climate actually increases the intensity of wind-borne allergens such as pollen.  

Allergies in Arizona can make your life miserable, and if you already have existing vision problems, adding eye irritations to the mix will only increase your discomfort.

Allergy Eye Relief Tips

  • If you’re using eye drops to relieve the discomfort, make sure you remove contact lenses first and leave them out for at least ten minutes or you’ll just aggravate the condition.
  • If you’re taking antihistamines that can cause dry eye, you should check with your ophthalmologist who may advise switching back to glasses for the duration of allergy season.
  • Wash bedding and clothes often to rid them of allergens. Don’t line-dry clothes outside.
  • Use a cool eye compress to provide temporary relief.
  • Wear glasses and a hat outdoors to provide some barrier to pollen.
  • Avoid going outdoors on extremely windy days.

If you are finding it increasingly difficult to see, and your prescription lenses are not helping your vision, you may have a retinal disorder. A retinal exam by the doctors at Associated Retina Consultants can help identify the root cause of certain vision symptoms such as dark spots in vision, central or peripheral vision loss, strings or floaters in your vision, flashes of light, blurry or distorted vision and more.

These symptoms may be a sign of a retinal disorder such as:

The sooner you identify the cause of your vision problems the sooner treatment can be started to protect your vision.

Call Associated Retina Consultants today at (602) 242-4928 or visit associatedretinaconsultants.com to schedule a retinal exam in Arizona. 

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