While hay fever is a common condition, affecting millions of people in the UK, it can lead to a really frustrating summer for sufferers.

Fortunately, the team at Specsavers South Harrow in Northolt Road are here to offer some tips on how to keep your allergies away so you can enjoy the sunshine.

High pollen count

Tejas Bhatt, store director in South Harrow, said: ‘Hay fever is an allergic reaction to pollen, which is pretty hard to avoid during the summer months – although it can be a good idea to stay inside as far as possible on days when the pollen count is especially high.

‘If you do have to go out on these days, consider showering and changing your clothes when you come back. Over-the-counter remedies – especially eye drops – can help too. If you are having particular problems with your eyes it might be worth popping in to see us to find out how we can help.’

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