Spring is finally here! Birds are chirping and everything is turning green. But early indications are that we may be in for a bad season for allergy sufferers with pollen count already being at moderate levels due to our mild winter. Up to 40% of us have symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis like red, itchy eyes which is commonly associated with allergic rhinitis. Contact lens wearers are especially sensitive to allergies since the lens can collect allergens and significantly increase its potential impact.
If you've tried over the counter medications that don't help improve your eye symptoms, consider having your eyes examined to see if more effective treatments or lifestyle changes can help. No need to suffer another day with red, itchy eyes when help is a phone call away.