With warmer month’s approaching, Specsavers stores in Suffolk understand that those with hay fever will typically suffer from uncomfortable symptoms, ranging from blocked or runny noses to itchy eyes.

However, although it hay fever often feels inescapable, there are some simple steps you can take to alleviate your symptoms. That’s why Specsavers stores across Suffolk are providing some tips on how to handle your hay fever this year.

Expert advice

Samantha Moore, optical regional chair for Specsavers stores in Suffolk, said: ‘Hay fever can be uncomfortable for anyone, but it can be particularly frustrating for those who are required to wear eyewear in order to see well.

‘For those who wear contact lenses, they may notice the vision through their lenses can appear smeary and eyes can generally feel uncomfortable. This can be calmed down withcontact lens-friendly eye drops. And those suffering with hay fever could also try daily disposable lenses during the summer months.

‘Wearing prescription glasses, particularly wraparound sunglasses, can also help prevent pollen from getting into your eyes.

‘If you are experiencing itchy eyes, do your best avoid rubbing your eyes as this can irritate them and make them more uncomfortable.

‘And for those who tend to deal with irritated noses and who sneeze a lot, try putting a balm like Vaseline around the nose to trap pollen.’

Open for care

While the Specsavers stores in Suffolk are currently closed for routine eye tests, they are open for urgent and essential care – with a focus on helping fellow key workers stay on the frontline. So if you or anyone you know suffers particularly badly with allergies, or any other eye injuries or problems, get in touch with your local store.


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