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October 24, 2017

Coping with Allergies and Itchy Eyes

Fall Can Be Difficult for Those Suffering From Eye Allergies

itchy and watery eyes

If you have allergies that affect your eyes, you know how frustrating they can be. Your eyes get red, teary, and itchy, and it seems like there is really nothing you can do about it. You want to rub them, but you know that only makes it worse. So how do you deal with allergies and itchy eyes?

The first thing to realize is that the process that is causing your runny nose and sneezing is also what is affecting your eyes, so anti-allergy medications like antihistamines that help with those nasal symptoms should also assist in clearing up your eye symptoms.

Some people have seasonal allergies, like the dreaded hay fever, that crop up in warmer months when there is more pollen in the air. Although these allergies can be unpleasant, people with perennial allergies may feel they have it worse. These are people whose allergies are triggered year-round, by things like dust, pet dander and smoke.

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October 10, 2017

Choosing the Right Contact Lens

How Do You Know Which Contact Lens Is Right for Your Eyes?

Choosing the right contact lens

Contact lenses can be a tremendous convenience for those with vision difficulties. After all, they are less noticeable than glasses, and some people even say they see better with contacts. But if you do use contact lenses, it’s important that you choose the right contact lenses for your unique needs.

You have a lot of options when it comes to contact lenses, so here is a breakdown of some contact lens considerations to help you choose which might be the best bet for you. (more…)

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