March 9, 2018
Seasonal allergies and your eyes
By: Shannon Gillard, COA
If you have noticed your eyes itching and watering more over the past few weeks, you are not alone. Spring is coming quickly with its blooms and flowers, all of which can affect your eyes. Pollen, which is produced by blooming flowers and grasses, is a substance that can irritate the lining of your eyes and eyelids, causing them to itch and water. If it becomes too bothersome, try to limit your time outdoors while the wind is blowing, as pollen travels through the air. Wash your sheets and pillowcases often, as pollen will be on your hair and clothes after being outside. If your eyes continue to be red, watery, and itchy for a long period of time, schedule an appointment with your eye care professional as there may be another more serious cause for your symptoms, or you may need more advanced treatment. To see any of our physicians at The Eye Clinic, call us at 337-478-3810!