If you suffer from hay fever, you’ll know it can have a major impact on your ability to enjoy the great outdoors. But despite lockdown, you might still be suffering thanks to open windows and doors, even if you don’t have a garden.

Luckily, the eye health experts at the Specsavers stores in Hampshire are here to help with some handy tips to help tackle your allergies this season.

Consider eye drops

They are recommending that, as far as possible, you avoid rubbing your eyes – even if they feel itchy and uncomfortable. This is important from a hygiene perspective, especially given current public health advice.

If you are a contact lens wearer, you might notice that your vision appears smeary through your lenses, and your eyes might feel uncomfortable. Contact-lens-friendly eye drops should help here, as might switching to daily disposables if you normally wear longer-term lenses.

Pay attention to the pollen count

Staying inside when the pollen count is high could also help control your symptoms, as could taking over-the-counter allergy relief.

If you have to go outside, putting a balm like Vaseline around your nose can help to trap pollen, and showering and changing your clothes when you get home will help to remove it from your skin and hair.

Open for care

The Specsavers stores in Hampshire are currently closed for everything but urgent and essential care, but they are available to help if you have a problem with your eyes, glasses or contact lenses.

So if you need help, please give your local store a call.

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