Hay Fever

Hay fever can often affect peoples eyes, making them sore, itchy, swollen and watery. The symptoms can range from mild irritation to quite debilitating symptoms. Most people who suffer badly with hay fever will take some form of medication to control the symptoms. Hay fever can, however, come on at any stage of life.

As an Independent Prescriber, principal Optometrist Ian Jarvis is ideally placed to help you mange your symptoms during the Hay fever season.

Once you know what you are allergic to, then the first step to take is to minimise your contact to the allergens. However, it’s very difficult to avoid pollen, particularly during the summer months when you want to spend more time outdoors.

If you’re suffering with irritation to your eyes due to hay fever here’s some self help tips worth trying.

  • Avoiding cutting grass, walking in grassy areas, and camping may reduce your exposure to grass pollens.
  • When you are outside, wear wraparound sunglasses to stop pollen getting in your eyes and change your clothes and take a shower when you come back inside.

If symptoms persist or worsen please call for an appointment.