How to reduce effects of hay fever, from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare

Specsavers Corporate Eyecare is sharing advice on how hay fever sufferers can treat symptoms to mark Allergy Awareness Week (25 April – 1 May).

Multi-organ disease

Allergy is a multi-organ disease that affects approximately one in three members of the population in the UK at some point in their lives. The number of people suffering from an allergy is increasing by 5% each year*.

A common allergic condition is hay fever, which affects a staggering 20%** of the UK population and can be contracted at any age, although it usually begins in childhood or teenage years.

This Allergy Awareness Week, Specsavers Corporate Eyecare explains how small steps can help beat the symptoms. 

'Hay fever season’

Jim Lythgow, director of strategic alliances for Specsavers Corporate Eyecare, said: ‘With the hay fever season around the corner, symptoms such as streaming eyes, sneezing and runny noses are set to sharply increase. These can be a real distraction when you’re trying to work, thankfully, there are some basic steps that can help alleviate the disruptive symptoms.

‘Limiting your exposure to pollen by staying indoors - especially on days where pollen counts are high - will help reduce the impact of hay fever. When you are out and about, wraparound glasses or sunglasses can help keep pollen out of your eyes and a small amount of Vaseline around the nostrils can help to trap pollen grains.' 

With all eVouchers from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare - for DSE eyecare, safety eyewear, driving eyecare and optical care - there is the option to use the voucher as a contribution towards all ranges, including wraparound-style sunglasses.

*Figures according to AllergyUk

** Figures according to the NHS